In this May 26, 2015 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Raymond Said. In two weeks, the authorities have been accused of alleged leaders of a white supremacist gang, with the organization of the drug trade and the murder of their California prison cells, to pay them the leaders of the other prison gang on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the latest, with running a crime ring from behind bars. Federal authorities allege that high-ranking Nuestra Familia members, Salvador Castro, Jr. 49; and Raymond Lopez, 31, used a contraband cell phones within Fresno County, Pleasant Valley State Prison, and to have the drug shipped from china for distribution and use by other gang members.California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. The authorities in charge of the leaders of a California prison gang on Wednesday, with the orchestration of the murders, drug sales and other crimes from behind bars in a case filed in a week or two, another prison gang, accused of organizing the trafficking, and the murders of the state prison cells.
More than 50 people have been arrested in the latest case, on suspicion of having links to the Nuestra Familia prison gang, and is affiliated Norteno street gang, ” the Attorney of the s. S. and McGregor Scott, and that the California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra.
The alleged crimes include murder, robbery, extortion, and trafficking in drugs and illegal firearms in Kings and Tulare counties, about 200 miles southeast of Sacramento.
Federal authorities say a high-ranking Nuestra Familia members, Salvador Castro, Jr. 49; and Raymond Lopez, 31, used a smuggled cell phone to the Pleasant Valley State Prison in Fresno County to have the drug shipped from china for distribution and use by other gang members.
Castro was serving a life sentence since 1997 for a third-strike conviction for possession of a firearm by an ex-felon. Lopez is serving a 21-year term beginning in 2013 for the attack, with a semi-automatic firearm by a street gang enhancement.
Nor did the defense attorneys stated in court documents responding to the new allegations that have been made.
“The fear and the violence of criminal street gangs are violent in our community will not be tolerated,” Becerra added, in a statement.
The work is being done by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is to “seek to mitigate the negative consequences of these supplements might have on the rehabilitation efforts of prisoners to serve their time, as well as in the prison and in our communities,” department spokeswoman Vicky Waters said in a statement.
The multi-agency investigation began in September after a surge in unsolved murders since the year 2015 to the Central Valley towns of Hanford, Kettleman City, and Avenal.
A sweep this week that resulted in the seizure of 53 firearms, and for more than 36 kilograms of drugs, authorities said.
U.S. prosecutors charged the 19 Central Valley residents with a variety of crimes, which could carry a life sentence. They are eight of the alleged gang associates charged with distributing large amounts of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs.
The crackdown came two weeks after U.S. prosecutors charged the alleged leaders and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood, a prison gang, with the staging of the murder, and drug trafficking from California’s most secure prisons. The extra cost of involving five of the slaughter is to blame, and a lawyer from assisting with the smuggling of drugs and mobile phones in order to have the support of the organisation.
A sworn affidavit from FBI Special Agent Ryan Steger said authorities have started to tap smuggled cell phones to commit, Said of Castro, who uses the nickname of “The Old Man” and “Gangster.”
Back again to talk “with insight into the critical behavior of the N, and the conversation turned out to be a ongoing drug-trafficking conspiracy,” according to the statement.
It’s the latest attempt to disrupt the flow of the gang, founded in order to meet the challenge of the Mexican Mafia.