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    http://www.recordonline.com/archive/...1/bsgangra.htm
    August 01, 2003

    Gang members held in rape of runaways

    By Bianca Sausa
    Times Herald-Record
    bsausa@th-record.com

    Newburgh Five men were charged this week with raping two runaway teen girls, Newburgh police said last night. Four of the five, police said, are members of the Benkard Barrios Kings gang.
    Detective Lt. Santo Centamore said the girls, ages 14 and 15, were runaways from a juvenile facility in the area and were lured into the second-floor apartment at 70 Hasbrouck St. on July 19 with the prospect of alcohol and marijuana.
    The girls were held down and raped by at least six men, police said.
    The girls reported the rape July 25. After being in hiding for six days, the girls returned home and told one of their mothers, Centamore said. The mother contacted police.
    On Sunday, Newburgh detectives executed a search warrant at the 70 Hasbrouck St. apartment, where, they said, they found some cocaine on the living room floor and arrested five people who were either living there or had been staying there for the night.
    Two of those people, Alberto Bonilla, 21, of 70 Hasbrouck St., and Humberto Luna, 18, were identified as suspects in the rape. Centamore said Luna was arrested after being found to have false immigration and Social Security documents.
    The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service placed immigration holds on Bonilla and Luna as well as two others. They were found to be illegal immigrants from Honduras, police said.
    Further investigation led police to arrest Johnny Banegas, 23, Gabriel Garcia, 24, and Kevin Lopez, 21, all of Newburgh, who were also illegal immigrants from Honduras, Centamore said.
    The men were all charged with two counts of first-degree rape, a felony.
    Luna, Bonilla, Banegas and Garcia were identified as known members of the BBK either through the Newburgh City Police Gang Unit or by identifying tattoos, Centamore said.
    The house at 70 Hasbrouck St. is blue and has two apartments inside. It sits directly across the street from a house spray-painted with BBK graffiti.
    The second-floor apartment is a known hangout for members of the BBK, Centamore said.
    The five men arrested are being held in Orange County Jail on the rape charge and INS detainers.
    The investigation is continuing.
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    Feds arrest 63 in border drug sweep
    Cartel kingpin eludes 'Operation Trifecta'
    Carlos Miller

    The Arizona Republic
    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...1busted01.html
    Aug. 1, 2003

    Federal agents delivered a major blow to a Mexican drug cartel responsible for smuggling tons of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine into the United States through Arizona.

    The 19-month investigation, called Operation Trifecta because it involves the cooperation of the United States, Mexico and Colombia, so far has led to the arrests of 240 people.

    On Thursday, authorities arrested 10 people in southern Arizona and 53 others throughout the country, including in Miami, New York and Los Angeles. Mexican authorities arrested an additional four people.

    However, the drug kingpin who heads the cartel, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada-Garcia, is still at large, believed to be hiding in Mexico.

    "The scope of Zambada-Garcia in Mexico is legendary and spans nearly 30 years," said Special Agent Ramona Sanchez, a public information agent for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration in Phoenix.

    Zambada-Garcia, 55, of Sinaloa, Mexico, is responsible for smuggling tons of drugs into the United States by various methods, including airplanes, trucks and underground tunnels along the Southwestern border, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said during a press conference Thursday in Washington, D.C.
    Zambada-Garcia recently emerged as one of the top drug smugglers in Mexico after a bloody battle with the Arellano-Felix Organization, the Tijuana cartel that had been responsible for up to 80 percent of the cocaine smuggled into the United States, mostly through California, DEA Special Agent in Charge Errol J. Chavez said.

    Chavez, who oversees the DEA's Arizona operations and who spoke to The Republic several months ago on the topic, said Zambada-Garcia is part of a loose group of traffickers known as the "Kings of Cocaine."

    The DEA believes Zambada-Garcia had Ramon Arellano-Felix killed in February 2002, although it had been initially reported he had been killed in a shootout with Mexican police, Chavez said.

    That murder, followed a month later by the arrest of his brother, Benjamin Arellano-Felix, allowed Zambada-Garcia to gain a stronger foothold on drug trafficking.

    The Colombians, after years of dealing primarily with the Arellano-Felix Organization, suddenly found that they could not move as much cocaine because of the weakened state of the Tijuana cartel.

    So they began selling larger amounts of cocaine to Zambada-Garcia, whose control over the Southwestern border grew.
    But because of a higher security along the California border and the potential of bloodshed with members of the Arellano-Felix Organization, Zambada-Garcia turned his attention to the Arizona border.
    "He is following the path of least resistance," Chavez said.

    Authorities on Thursday unsealed indictments against Zambada-Garcia and his three top lieutenants, including his son, Vicente Zambada-Niebla. Meanwhile, DEA agents raided a restaurant in Tucson, El Mezon del Cobre, and served four other search warrants in Tucson and Nogales.

    DEA Supervisory Special Agent Tony Ryan, public information agent in Tucson, said 100 pounds of marijuana, 1 kilo of cocaine, $30,000 in cash and six high-end vehicles were seized.

    The investigation began in December 2001 after authorities seized more than 10 tons of Colombian cocaine on a fishing vessel off the Pacific coast of Mexico.

    The shipment was linked to the Zambada-Garcia Organization.
    Since then, authorities have made 240 arrests and seized about 13 tons of cocaine, 12.5 tons of marijuana, 108 pounds of methamphetamine, 1 pound of heroin and more than $8.3 million in cash.

    DEA officials, who are grateful for the cooperation from Mexico and Colombia, expect more arrests, some possibly in the Valley, which is known as a major hub for Mexican drug traffickers.
    "If I was a member of the Zambada-Garcia Organization, I would be worried right now," Ryan said.

  • #2
    http://www.recordonline.com/archive/...1/bsgangra.htm
    August 01, 2003

    Gang members held in rape of runaways

    By Bianca Sausa
    Times Herald-Record
    bsausa@th-record.com

    Newburgh Five men were charged this week with raping two runaway teen girls, Newburgh police said last night. Four of the five, police said, are members of the Benkard Barrios Kings gang.
    Detective Lt. Santo Centamore said the girls, ages 14 and 15, were runaways from a juvenile facility in the area and were lured into the second-floor apartment at 70 Hasbrouck St. on July 19 with the prospect of alcohol and marijuana.
    The girls were held down and raped by at least six men, police said.
    The girls reported the rape July 25. After being in hiding for six days, the girls returned home and told one of their mothers, Centamore said. The mother contacted police.
    On Sunday, Newburgh detectives executed a search warrant at the 70 Hasbrouck St. apartment, where, they said, they found some cocaine on the living room floor and arrested five people who were either living there or had been staying there for the night.
    Two of those people, Alberto Bonilla, 21, of 70 Hasbrouck St., and Humberto Luna, 18, were identified as suspects in the rape. Centamore said Luna was arrested after being found to have false immigration and Social Security documents.
    The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service placed immigration holds on Bonilla and Luna as well as two others. They were found to be illegal immigrants from Honduras, police said.
    Further investigation led police to arrest Johnny Banegas, 23, Gabriel Garcia, 24, and Kevin Lopez, 21, all of Newburgh, who were also illegal immigrants from Honduras, Centamore said.
    The men were all charged with two counts of first-degree rape, a felony.
    Luna, Bonilla, Banegas and Garcia were identified as known members of the BBK either through the Newburgh City Police Gang Unit or by identifying tattoos, Centamore said.
    The house at 70 Hasbrouck St. is blue and has two apartments inside. It sits directly across the street from a house spray-painted with BBK graffiti.
    The second-floor apartment is a known hangout for members of the BBK, Centamore said.
    The five men arrested are being held in Orange County Jail on the rape charge and INS detainers.
    The investigation is continuing.
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    Feds arrest 63 in border drug sweep
    Cartel kingpin eludes 'Operation Trifecta'
    Carlos Miller

    The Arizona Republic
    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...1busted01.html
    Aug. 1, 2003

    Federal agents delivered a major blow to a Mexican drug cartel responsible for smuggling tons of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine into the United States through Arizona.

    The 19-month investigation, called Operation Trifecta because it involves the cooperation of the United States, Mexico and Colombia, so far has led to the arrests of 240 people.

    On Thursday, authorities arrested 10 people in southern Arizona and 53 others throughout the country, including in Miami, New York and Los Angeles. Mexican authorities arrested an additional four people.

    However, the drug kingpin who heads the cartel, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada-Garcia, is still at large, believed to be hiding in Mexico.

    "The scope of Zambada-Garcia in Mexico is legendary and spans nearly 30 years," said Special Agent Ramona Sanchez, a public information agent for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration in Phoenix.

    Zambada-Garcia, 55, of Sinaloa, Mexico, is responsible for smuggling tons of drugs into the United States by various methods, including airplanes, trucks and underground tunnels along the Southwestern border, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said during a press conference Thursday in Washington, D.C.
    Zambada-Garcia recently emerged as one of the top drug smugglers in Mexico after a bloody battle with the Arellano-Felix Organization, the Tijuana cartel that had been responsible for up to 80 percent of the cocaine smuggled into the United States, mostly through California, DEA Special Agent in Charge Errol J. Chavez said.

    Chavez, who oversees the DEA's Arizona operations and who spoke to The Republic several months ago on the topic, said Zambada-Garcia is part of a loose group of traffickers known as the "Kings of Cocaine."

    The DEA believes Zambada-Garcia had Ramon Arellano-Felix killed in February 2002, although it had been initially reported he had been killed in a shootout with Mexican police, Chavez said.

    That murder, followed a month later by the arrest of his brother, Benjamin Arellano-Felix, allowed Zambada-Garcia to gain a stronger foothold on drug trafficking.

    The Colombians, after years of dealing primarily with the Arellano-Felix Organization, suddenly found that they could not move as much cocaine because of the weakened state of the Tijuana cartel.

    So they began selling larger amounts of cocaine to Zambada-Garcia, whose control over the Southwestern border grew.
    But because of a higher security along the California border and the potential of bloodshed with members of the Arellano-Felix Organization, Zambada-Garcia turned his attention to the Arizona border.
    "He is following the path of least resistance," Chavez said.

    Authorities on Thursday unsealed indictments against Zambada-Garcia and his three top lieutenants, including his son, Vicente Zambada-Niebla. Meanwhile, DEA agents raided a restaurant in Tucson, El Mezon del Cobre, and served four other search warrants in Tucson and Nogales.

    DEA Supervisory Special Agent Tony Ryan, public information agent in Tucson, said 100 pounds of marijuana, 1 kilo of cocaine, $30,000 in cash and six high-end vehicles were seized.

    The investigation began in December 2001 after authorities seized more than 10 tons of Colombian cocaine on a fishing vessel off the Pacific coast of Mexico.

    The shipment was linked to the Zambada-Garcia Organization.
    Since then, authorities have made 240 arrests and seized about 13 tons of cocaine, 12.5 tons of marijuana, 108 pounds of methamphetamine, 1 pound of heroin and more than $8.3 million in cash.

    DEA officials, who are grateful for the cooperation from Mexico and Colombia, expect more arrests, some possibly in the Valley, which is known as a major hub for Mexican drug traffickers.
    "If I was a member of the Zambada-Garcia Organization, I would be worried right now," Ryan said.

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    • #3
      Ace, you're really an ace! Keep us updated on the atrocities of aliens in this country!

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      • #4
        What exactly do you mean Llepa? Huh?!

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