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Friday, May 5, 2017

Department of Justice Releases Report Detailing the Prosecutions of Transnational Criminal Organizations and their Subsidiaries

Dismantling transnational criminal organizations is a priority of President Trump’s administration and the Department of Justice is committed to taking down these groups.

Transnational criminal organizations represent one of the gravest threats to American public safety today,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “The Justice Department has zero tolerance for these vicious organizations and our message to them is: We will find you. We will devastate your networks. We will starve your revenue sources, deplete your ranks and seize your profits. We will not concede a single block or street corner to your vicious tactics.”

As part of the commitment to dismantling these organizations, the president has issued an Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking. Pursuant to the Executive Order, the Department of Justice is issuing a report detailing convictions in the United States relating to transnational criminal organizations and their subsidiaries.

The attached report, provided in accordance with Section 3 (g) of the Executive Order, provides information pertaining to the number of convictions in investigations involving transnational criminal organizations as reported by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), for the period beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending March 31, 2017.

The report shows 421 convictions in cases targeting transnational criminal organizations, which is 42 percent of the total number of convictions reported during the quarter for the OCDETF Program.

Convictions of Members of Transnational Criminal Organizations and their Subsidiaries

Press Release Number: 
17-502
Updated May 5, 2017