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The head of a notorious transnational firearms trafficking organization that operated in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, along the U.S. – Mexico border was detained by the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico in Tucson, Arizona. With assistance from other law enforcement organizations, Homeland Security Investigations ( HSI ) Nogales oversaw the investigation in the United States.

According to HSI Arizona Special Agent Charge Scott Brown,” Arms prostitution poses a serious threat to areas on both sides of the border.” We were able to level a criminal business whose sole objective was to encourage criminal activity by cooperating with our partners in Mexico. I’d like to express my gratitude to all involved in this case for their dedication to protecting the public.

Michel Bacasegua-Barriga was captured by the FGR following broad diplomatic ties between the US and Mexico. Along with Bacasegua-Barriza’s imprisonment, the activity also led to the confiscation of weapons and ammunition.

The same firearms trafficking organization has been accused of having four U.S. – based coordinators and operators. On December 8, 2022, a federal grand jury indicted Jose Bacasegua – Barriga, Mike Anthony Gomez-Lozada, Marco Olguin-Torres, and Pedro Perez – Trujillo on charges of firearms trafficking.

According to U.S. Attorney Gary Restaino,” I would like to thank our law enforcement partners for their diligent work on this research, both these in the United States and the Republic of Mexico.” The cycle of violence, suicide, and instability may be broken by halting the circulation of American handguns to Mexican drug trafficking organizations. This joint research between our two nations shows how much we can accomplish together for the good of both of us.

Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces ( OCDETF ) is looking into this case. By using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency strategy that makes use of the advantages of federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities against criminal networks, OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles the highest-level drug smugglers, money launderers, legal organizations, etc. that threaten the United States.

The analysis was heavily aided by HSI Tucson, Casa Grande, Phoenix’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Nogales’ Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, as well as the Arizona Department of Public Safety. In order to coordinate between U.S. and Mexican law enforcement agencies, assistance from HSI Mexico City and the Transnational Criminal Investigative Unit ( TCIU ) Mexico was essential.

The four defendants are being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Tucson District of Arizona.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s ( DHS ) main investigative division, known as HSI, is in charge of looking into transnational threats and crime, particularly those criminal organizations that take advantage of the global infrastructure that facilitates international trade, travel, and finance. More than 6, 000 special agencies are employed by HSIA in 237 American cities and 93 foreign locations spread across 56 nations, making up the company’s men of more than 8,700 workers. DHS has one of the largest global footsteps in U.S. law enforcement, and its presence abroad is represented by HSS.

ICE breaking news Mexican officials detain a firearms seller at HIS Arizona. Government Agency News