Remarks: President Trump speaks to press before departing for Atlanta. giving a Law Enforcement Briefing on Keeping American Communities Safe: announcing a TASK FORCE VULCAN HIGH LEVEL MS-13 ARRESTS has been executed and was successful which includes the current senior leader Armando Eliú MELGAR DÍAZ aka “BLUE” FULL STORY HERE: https://www.4cmitv.com/2020/07/16/2020-jul-16-trump-law-enforcement-briefing-task-force-vulcan-high-level-ms-13-arrests/
MAJOR LEADER OF MS-13 ARRESTED
Armando Eliú Melgar Díaz aka BLUE (on “terrorism charges”) responsible for MS-13 activities in 13 States, 20 cliques in USA he was also the person who would green light Assassinations in the USA
06 Rhode Island
08 North Carolina
11 Washington DC
12 New York
14 New Jersey
MS-13 LAS VEGAS (Hollywood Click) (Leadership and members taken down)
Jose Alfreo Ayala-Flores aka BLACKIE
Jose Luis Medina-Cisneros
Adali Esacalante Trujillo aka BUCHAKA
Alvaro Ernesto Perez-Carias aka TORO
Juan Luis-Rico aka PELON
Carios Lopez-Guzman aka TROSO
Pedro Lopez Chacon aka GRUMPY
Miguel Nieto-Romero aka FLACO
Rosalio Andres Siguenza-Ramero aka TWEETY
Daniel Enrique Perez-Torres aka MALIENTE
Jose Gerado Cortez-Diaz aka CHIQUILIN
Jose Pena Torres
Pedro Ernesto Montalvo aka CUBA
MS-13 New York Targets
Oseas Abidan Gonzlez aka “CORDERO”, “MANOTA”
Victor Lopz-Morales aka PERSA
Jose Moises Blanco Pineda aka CUERVO
Ever Morales-Lopz aka “KYEN”, “WHITE BOY”, “INK”, “LENKY”
Carlos Urbina Alfro aka RUSSO
Kevin Torres aka INQUIETO
David Sosa Guevera aka RISKY
DOJ seeking the Death Penalty:
DOJ is seeking the Death Penalty for: Alexi SAENZ, aka “BLASTY” or “BIG HOMIE” (Alexi and Jairo Saenz were charged in connection with six murders, including of Cuevas and Micken.)
Department of Justice | Office of Public Affairs
The Department of Justice Announces Takedown of Key MS-13 Criminal Leadership
Today, President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr announced significant cases related to Joint Task Force Vulcan (JTFV), an initiative launched in August 2019 aimed at disrupting, dismantling, and ultimately, destroying MS-13.
President Trump and Attorney General Barr announced a number of significant cases associated with JTFV, including the first time an MS-13 member has been charged with terrorism-related offenses, a coordinated multi-district takedown of the leadership of the Hollywood clique of MS-13, and the Attorney General’s decision to seek the death penalty against an MS-13 defendant.
“In 2017, the President directed the Department of Justice to go to war against MS-13, and we did just that,” said Attorney General Barr. “In coordination with our partners at the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department’s law enforcement components have successfully investigated, charged, and arrested command and control elements of MS-13 responsible for murder. Joint Task Force Vulcan’s operations have significantly degraded MS-13 capabilities. While there is still work to be done, the Department of Justice remains committed to protecting Americans threatened by MS-13, and we will not rest until we have successfully defeated this transnational criminal organization.”
“Today’s announcements are the result of tremendous teamwork and coordination between prosecutors and law enforcement officers across the United States and Central America,” said JTFV Director John Durham. “MS-13 is a violent transnational criminal organization, whose criminal activities respect no boundaries. The only way to defeat MS-13 is by targeting the organization as a whole, focusing on the leadership structure, and deploying a whole-of-government approach against a common enemy.”
In an indictment unsealed yesterday, Melgar Diaz was charged in the Eastern District of Virginia with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists; conspiring to kill or maim persons overseas; conspiring to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries; conspiring to finance terrorism, and; conspiring to engage in narco-terrorism, in addition to racketeering conspiracy and drug trafficking. This is the first time that an MS-13 member has been charged with terrorism-related offenses.
Alexi Saenz was indicted in 2017 in the Eastern District of New York. It is alleged that between 2016 and 2017 he committed seven murders: the Jan. 28, 2016, murder of Michael Johnson; the April 29, 2016, murder of Oscar Acosta; the Sept. 13, 2016, murders of Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens; the Oct. 10, 2016, murder of Javier Castillo; the Oct. 13, 2016, murder of Dewann Stacks, and; the Jan. 30, 2017, murder of Esteban Alvarado-Bonilla. Two of the victims were Brentwood high school students killed with a machete and baseball bat. The Attorney General has filed a Notice of Intent to Seek the Death Penalty for Saenz.
In a 24 count indictment unsealed yesterday, the Eastern District of New York, charged eight MS-13 members, including leaders of the East Coast Hollywood Program, with Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) and Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering (VICAR) charges related to six murders, two attempted murders, kidnapping, narcotics, and related firearms offenses.
In a 21-count indictment unsealed yesterday in the District of Nevada, 13 MS-13 members, including leaders of the “Hollywood Locos” clique and “Los Angeles Program,” were charged with various offenses including Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE), narcotics distribution and weapons charges.
In August 2019, Attorney General Barr created JTFV to carry out the recommendations of the MS-13 subcommittee formed under the Attorney General’s Transnational Organized Crime Task Force, which was the result of President Trump’s February 2017 Executive Order directing the Departments of Justice, State, and Homeland Security, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, to coordinate a whole-of-government approach to dismantle transnational criminal organizations, such as MS-13, and restore safety for the American people. The principal purpose of JTFV is to coordinate and lead the efforts of the Justice Department and U.S. law enforcement agencies against MS-13 in order to dismantle the group.
JTFV has successfully implemented the whole-of-government approach to law enforcement relating to MS-13; increased coordination and collaboration with foreign law enforcement partners, including El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala; designated priority MS-13 programs, cliques and leaders, who have the most impact on the U.S., for targeted prosecutions, and; coordinated significant MS-13 indictments in U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country, such as the Eastern District of New York, the Eastern District of Virginia, and the District of Nevada.
Federal prosecutors from the Department of Justice’s National Security Division and the Criminal Division, as well as 10 U.S. Attorney’s Offices have been assigned to serve JTFV in full-time capacities: the Eastern District of New York; the Eastern District of Virginia; the District of Nevada; the Southern District of California; the District of Massachusetts; the Northern District of Ohio; the District of New Jersey; the Eastern District of Texas; the District of Utah, and; the District of Columbia. In addition, all Department of Justice law enforcement agencies are involved in the effort – the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the U.S. Marshals Service, and; the Bureau of Prisons. The Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Investigations has also played a critical role in JTFV.
Attorney General Barr would also like to thank Attorney General Raul Melara of El Salvador for the assistance of his office, as well as investigators from El Salvador’s Policia Nacional Civil, Centro Antipandilla Transnacional unit for their assistance.
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Original-Source: The White House
Original-Source-Published: 2020 JUL 16
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