måndag, juli 20

ATF Arrests Wanted Mongol Fugitive

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), they along with law enforcement officers from the Montebello Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested fugitive Renato Gomez, a Mongols associate, of the notorious Mongols biker gang on July 14 after a traffic stop and law enforcement stakeout .

Montebello Police Department said the arrest occurred in the El Sereno area of Los Angeles without incident. Gomez who has been a fugitive since Oct. 21, 2008, was profiled on America’s Most Wanted three times which in part lead to his arrest. Gomez was indicted for violating federal firearms and narcotics laws.

In October 2008, the ATF, along with several other law enforcement agencies served more than 120 search warrants and more than 100 arrest warrants in six states after infiltrating the Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang. The gang is based in Southern California and has about 600 members. Racketeering indictments charging a total of 79 defendants, described a tightly organized criminal organization that engaged in various crimes to include, murder, torture, firearms trafficking,. prostitution and drug trafficking to achieve its goals. A number of the 79 members indicted have already pleaded guilty to a variety of charges, but most of the plea agreements remained under seal. The Associated Press has challenged a federal judge's decision to seal the documents.


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