Monday, October 15, 2018

U.S. Names MS13, CJNG, Sinaloa Cartel, Clan del Golfo and Hezbollah top organized crime threats

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-from VOA News
Note: MS13 has 8 to 10k members nationwide, Clan del Golfo 4 to 5k in Colombia
clan del golfo-colombia 


U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday designated five groups, including the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Central American street gang MS-13, as “top transnational organized crime threats,” targeting them for stepped up prosecutions by the Justice Department.

Sessions identified the other three groups as Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion, a Mexican criminal group; the Sinaloa Cartel, an international organized crime syndicate based in Mexico; and Clan del Golfo, a Colombian drug cartel, Sessions said.

Speaking to a group of law enforcement officials in Washington, Sessions described the designations as “our next steps to carry out President [Donald] Trump’s order to take MS-13 and other [transnational criminal organizations] off of our streets.”
“Taking on transnational criminal groups like the cartels is a priority for this president and for his administration,” Sessions said. “The same day I was sworn in as Attorney General, President Trump ordered me to disrupt and dismantle these groups.”

Session said the five organizations had been identified by the FBI, DEA, the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), and the Justice Department’s criminal division.

A task force of prosecutors organized into five committees has been created to “coordinate our efforts and develop a plan to take each of these groups off of our streets for good,” he added. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will head up the task force.

Each subcommittee will be led by a prosecutor experienced in investigating and prosecuting the target group.

The subcommittee on Hezbollah will be headed by Ilan Graff, an assistant US attorney in the Southern District of New York overseeing the prosecution of two alleged Hezbollah members, the first Hezbollah operatives to be charged with terrorism in the United States.

The subcommittee will be staffed by members of the Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team. Sessions created the team in January as part of the Trump Administration’s anti-Hezbollah campaign, accusing the group of involvement in drug trafficking and vowing to “prosecute those who provide financial support to Hezbollah in an effort to eradicate the illicit networks that fuel terrorism and the drug crisis.”

The Lebanese Hezbollah was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the State Department in 1997.

Last October, Sessions designated MS-13, the only street gang listed as a transnational criminal organization in the United States, as a priority for the OCDETF, ordering prosecutors to use every law in their toolkit — from tax laws to firearms laws — to prosecute its members.

“Transnational Criminal Organizations - whether they are gangs, drug trafficking cartels or terrorist groups — are a scourge,” Rosenstein said. “They sow violence and sell poisonous drugs. They bribe public officials and fuel corruption. They terrorize law-abiding citizens.”

The newly formed task force has been charged with providing the attorney general with recommendations within 90 days with the best ways to prosecute the target groups.

“With the advice of these experienced professionals, the Department will be better able to follow the President’s order and dismantle these organized criminals,” Sessions said.

65 comments:

  1. Nice leg rig. Just by that alone we should all be able to deduce who’s boss in that group. - Sol Prendido

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    1. No expert will where a "leg rig" like that. He doesn't know what he's doing.

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  2. Everyone hates CJNG a bunch of drop off college kids thinking they are real life soldiers. There is no respawn in real life.

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    1. Only the cds fan boys hate on cjng lol dont blame them after cjng is taking their plazas and making some cds crews switch sides lol

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    2. Everyone hates jaliscas because theyre murderers of innocents and women and everywhere they show up violence spikes up. They were supposed to be zetas killers and turn to be worse than the zetas. When Oziel was in Mexico the zetas wldnt dare get out of line cus they wld be some dead zetas.Not a cds or any cartel cheerleader. Just a guy whom lives in the border and knows wtf goes on accross and its sickened by the fucking news and videos and articles and reports of this so called cartels killing left and right and a goverment in Mexico whom sold out the safety and the security of their regular citizens and the economy for bribes from this murderous bastards. There was a time when you cld go in relative safety to Mexico eat a good meal grab a drink in a club packed with gorgeous mexican women you cld go shopping or go to a dentist or go get your prescriptions or visit friends or relatives or just go on vacation to a beautiful spot all that shit is over.

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  3. How funny i just finished watching Sicario Day of Soldado before i read this post. Makes sense. Good movie.

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    1. Yes tecently saw it too, similarites to what is read here at BB, in the movie, currupted cops and federal police, shoot it out with military ops. You know who wins.

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    2. The middle eastern terrorism is tied into Mexican cartel in the movie. Now in real life as well. How the world has changed in the last 20 years. For those of you who are older like me, we rememmber when we were a country safe from evil around the world. Now just like in the movie, our border is symbolic. How they speed hell of fast to enter the US in the Humvees. Escaping from hell.

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  4. Hellzbola sinaloa and ms13 are no joke top 3 in the world the rest just follows hellzbola is King of terrorism sinaloa king of cartels and Ms king of gangs this a 3 head snake who would not be erradicated in the next 300 years they would still be standing

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    1. Ms 13 is not king of gangs 2. Cds is not king of cartels anymore, cjng took it's spot.

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    2. You blogeros dont know jack..... I can only speak of two, MS13, and Sinaloa..... never delt with hellzbola..... they are well respected, but not feared......... don’t forget we all bleed...

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  5. 90 days and it will all over.

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  6. Designated crime groups, presidential orders, task forces, subcommittees... a parade of sycophants desperate to look constructive and important in able keep their positions in govt without actually doing anything important. I sound cynical but I have zero faith in sessions other than his desperate attempt to keep his head off the chopping block!

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    1. I agree. I saw a documentary about our FBI,ATF,etc. It's all about the size of the bust. The bigger the bust...the more funding they get. They let these organizations grow, just to justify their bloated funds and salaries.

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  7. Putting MS13 in the same category as CJNG, CDS, Hezbollah, or Clan del Golfo is ludicrous. MS13 is a bunch of teenagers running around with machetes, the other groups actually have significant transnational trafficking operations.

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    1. MS13 and opiates are the achilles heel of this administration. Bad or fake intelligence.

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    2. Ms13 is only used as a political tool to remind people, illegals are not all good

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    3. And yet no official from pharmaceutical companies has yet to be indicted for Americas opioid epidemic. Only a fine which is estimated a weeks earnings for the pharmaceutical companies.
      Where's the justice in that?

      Money from lobbyists and special interests groups along with Wall Street dictates what's good for America. Never its citizens.
      America has always been for sale!

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    4. I have a feeling that MS-13 is being used to let other small groups know they will also be targeted if they try the same crud that MS-13 does. Basically, they aren't so much on the same level as the other groups as they are being used as an example.

      And probably a bit of what 9:17AM said too.

      KB

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  8. I live in Beirut, Lebanon . I’m a frequent BB reader and now i have something common with BB’s Mexican readers .
    I’m against Hezbollah politics and views,though i have friends who like Hezbollah .

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    1. Thank you for your comment. Have you heard of Hezbollah having a presence in Mexico? a few years ago they busted a recruitment center in Tijuana, since then I have heard nothing....

      So you are saying that Hezbollah is moe of a political preference? if so that is an important distinction.

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    2. Everybody knows Hezbollah and Isis are fabricated by the CIA to create instability in the middle east,esp in places they have cash interests whether its gold oil or drugs. Bow down bitches!! El Lp!!

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    3. Hezbollah is a terrorist organization.
      Palestine’s love then

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    4. Hezbollah is a political party with a significant militia wing that stems from their origins as Iran-funded freedom fighters/terrorists (depending on one’s perspective). Hezbollah also has a significant organized crime/trafficking wing because, like all political parties, they need a lot of money to maintain control over their dominion.

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    5. yes but would you say more of a org crime organization or political? I just don't see how they fit in this group, Mexican cartels want nothing to do with being involved with politics other than controlling for their purpose.

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    6. @9:31
      Just like many great nations!

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    7. Hezbollah is a criminal organization that happens to have a political wing. They started as Iran-funded terrorists, and the majority of their organization are still terrorists. They just got somewhat smarter and realized they could better control Lebanon if they had a political wing and then branched out into every method of making money that they could find. Allows them to be slightly autonomous instead of entirely stooges of the IRGC.

      KB

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    8. @Chivis: It`s impossible to divide Hezbollah from their criminal activities vs. political ambitions. Both connect as a foundation for their work!
      For income it`s widely known that they get funds from Iran, push drugs in large scale and rely on extortion and kidnapping. For the money "earned" they equip their personel with arms and also spend money on political propaganda as as a counterweight to western influence in foremost Lebanon. They do not accept Israel (no surprise..) and therefor support Palestine.
      And let`s not forget that Hezbollah is highly active in ordinary social aspects as well.
      I guess the best way to explain the movement is to look at them as a tree with several branches; some that is OK and some that is rotten and need proning.

      Regards, J.Stewart

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  9. This is how you know these guys aint serious. How are comparing ms with the rest of REAL terrorists. O well we already know trump likes that yellow press.

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  10. US intelligence knows full well the locations of these targets, and out of sovereignty considerations, chooses to not directly act. Covert drone strikes to cut the heads off the snakes should be the order of the day.

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    1. 6:54 AM Every time I read these sort of comments I laugh.
      Think of the thousands of ways things can go wrong. Hundreds of thousands of people inside your country instead of a few hundred do you really want to poke that bees nest? US intelligence knows not to poke a bear when its enjoying it's food its best to take small pieces out and hope the bear doesn't notice. When was the last time a gang declared war on the Police in the US?

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    2. 654 you correct, they will not act, because unfortunately Mexico does not want that type of help. Mexico prefers to let thier people get butchered, while they are in office, they Mexico rake in the money.

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  11. Excellent this article has made my day. The US is doing something, about this ever growing problem. While Mexican government sits back, accepts bribed, let's thier fellow citizens get slaughtered like animals.
    Luna Apaghta

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  12. But, but, these guys are innocent...
    I believe some rogue agents are misrepresenting the alternative facts to send us on to the wrong path, distracting DAG Rosenstein from more pressing duties like overseeing rogue agent SC Robert Mueller's overreaches...
    PLEASE, people have been accused of consorting with drug traffickers and pederastas all their life, advised by Red Scare/ Anti-homosexual specialist Roy Cohn, himself a Russian puppet who died of aids.

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  13. Please tell them to ad La Familia Michoacana. They are sure devastating my community in California, not just with their meth, but also with the dirty way they play the dope game. Those who say LFM are no more are fooling themselves.

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    1. I agree with u im in cali also.tell us more. What town in Cali?

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    2. 749 lay off the Meth you’re paranoid

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    3. Don’t they all sell meth?

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    4. 7:49 hey bud what LFM brings into cali is loose change compare to what other cartels do so if u stay away from dope not even the biggest cartel will b able to destroy u...

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    5. TRY MONTEREY KOUNTY 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾.... JUST 4 STARTER'S

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  14. BB Followers: I thought this would get 5k or less views, not thinking it would generate much interest when I posted it. Last time I checked it was at almost 30k and still bringing the views in at a steady pace. and comments which about 75 didn't make the cut. very surprised.

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    1. Hezbollah are political there prime aim to take out Israel. They are also very strongly represented in the Lebanese political scene. there main source of income is from Iran. who contract them as mercenary's. To fight for Asad in Syria.
      They are a well equipped and highly trained army, with good economical benefits for wounded and killed soldiers. they are reported to have large stockpiles of rockets that they shoot at Israel. the Israelites retaliate air strikes

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    2. Theyre fucking terrorists the kill innocent ppl and then they cry like bitches when Israel strikes back.

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  15. Yeah let's place every gang in the states on a watch list while Americans break drug consumption records everyday which these gangs provide.

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    1. These gangs aren't making this list for selling drugs they are making the list for killings of innocents, extortion, robberies, rapes, torture, etc...

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  16. There are big gangs here In the US who pose the same threats. The Latin kings, Ganster Disciples, Vice lords and aryan brotherhood who pose a threat to many communities.
    Pushing drugs, racketeering, extortion and murdering.
    Emphasize the cause for such organizations to exist then maybe you can resolve the issue.
    Stop labeling those who don't agree with your policies or political ideology. Inequality is the issue here for many.
    The Poverty rate continues to skyrocket while those struggling by any means to make it get punished. Moreover, while the white collar criminals get away with a slap on the wrist.
    Such hypocrisy!

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    1. Note: MS 13 has an estimated 8 to 10 thousand members. While some of these gangs mentioned (Latin Kings and Disciples) range from 50 to over 100 thousand members here in the US.

      So the administration needs to ask itself whose the real threat.
      Just another political ploy to get political support for a discriminatory propaganda.

      E42

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    2. Ms 13 lets rapists in so theyre scumbags and shld be exterminated

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    3. theres no gang in us who pose a same threat as cartels are u serious? us gangs are little fucking boys compared to them cartels

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    4. Discriminatory propaganda? Laughable... they have ms higher because they are more violent. Its not about numbers. The other gangs lay low. Ms is brutally violent. Quit trying to play race all the time.

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    5. White colkar get punished too. As far as inequality, thats just a buzz word for jealousy. You can do or be anything you want in the US if you get off your lazy butt.

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  17. Cjng is international too, just like cdg.. it's all a big show like they are going to do something to stop their cash cow. Funny thing is dumb ass people believe it. Sad

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    1. Cdg is not even a cartel anymore. Its just factions of an old cartel that are at war with each other. Even the matamoros faction is into extortion and gas stealing and selling.

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    2. CDG is still big over seas. Sinaloa, CDG / Zetas and CJNG have presence in Australia and South East Asia. Mexican cartels hold a LOT of weight around the world. Truth be told, you are fucked almost anywhere in the world if the cartel green lights you.

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  18. This is how color of law crime operations are covered up...the heat is being turned up by some folks looking to do good by the little people so the big guns come out to protect the ratlines...wake me up when there are NY Five Family type indictments...

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  19. And the doctors in the usa that get people hooked on opiates?

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    1. Everyone has asked that question. Yet no tip pharmaceutical official has yet to be indicted. Why? Its money!
      These pharmaceutical companies flood our streets with the cause for most addictions. The lax of regulatory reform by Congress is due to the millions of dollars by lobbyists.
      Dictating prices and distribution to only receive a weeks worth of profits for a minimum fine.
      A recent interview with a Florida doctor recently received 157 years for his role of abusive behavior of prescription practices.
      Don't hold your breath to see any top pharmaceutical official get indicted.
      Money talks and bullshit walks.
      Its always the little guys who do the time.

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    1. Clan del golfo is the most powerful colombian cartel.

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  21. CDS, Hezbollah, CJNG i havent seen MS13 members in years haha i thought Cholos were an extinct species

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    1. Most cholo punks now days dress like them reggaytton dancers, skaters and even hipsters .

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  22. All gangs and cartels should be designated terrorist orginizations and dealt with accordingly....

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  23. Lol Hezbollah? What a crock of made up shit! USA is a joke. Is it going to be half a century before they admit that they created the Arab enemy by stealing the oil fields that single handedly saved their dumb ass economy? Personally USA are pieces of shit. Dragging the price of gas up insanely. It's about time somebody took those fields off of them. At least with other countries in control, we won't have trigger happy, egotistical morons in charged of things.

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