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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Trip Set Investigation – Weapons and Drugs Operation

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced today that members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Omaha Police Department, and the United States Marshals Service conducted an early morning operation in Omaha, armed with arrest warrants for six individuals on federal and state charges for firearms and narcotics violations.  During this investigation the ATF and the Omaha Police Department seized 41 firearms, ten of which were stolen.  In addition to the stolen firearms, approximately 31 ounces of marijuana were seized.

This investigation focused on the TRIP SET gang that relied on violent crime and narcotics sales to make money for the gang.  Their crimes included armed robberies, home invasions, burglaries and credit card fraud.   Between June and October 2018, this gang was responsible for six felony assaults.  This group became prevalent in the Omaha area over the past three years and has approximately 154 documented gang members and associates in Omaha.  Omaha Police also confirmed additional TRIP SET gang members in Iowa, Minnesota, Texas, Tennessee, Washington, South Dakota, and Utah.

“This operation involving the Omaha Police Department, ATF, and the U.S. Marshals Service removed some very dangerous individuals from our community,” said U.S. Attorney Kelly, “We are very pleased with the determination, coordination and cooperation among these agencies, as well as the Douglas County Attorney’s Office, in this very successful investigation.” 

“In partnership with the Omaha Police Department, ATF will continue to identify and bring to justice, those who use or illicitly supply firearms to be used in violence.” said Acting ATF Special Agent in Charge Fred Winston.

"The operation is impactful to public safety as it addressed active gang members procuring firearms illegally.  I want to thank our federal partners and all the Omaha investigators that worked tirelessly for the public on this." said Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer.

In addition to today’s arrest warrants, six other individuals were already in custody and charged federally prior to the operation.  Attached are the names and charges of individuals arrested in this investigation.  One individual remains at large.  Attached is the list of those in custody.

TRIP SET INVESTIGATION

Targets and their indicted offenses

1. Jal CHUAR

            Count 1: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)

            Count 2: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))

            Count 3: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))

2. Kuiny GACH

            Count 1: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)

            Count 2: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))

            Count 3: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)

            Count 4: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))

3. Ammanuel JIEL

            Count 1: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)

            Count 2: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))

            Count 3: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)

            Count 4: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))

4. Emmanuel JOHN

            Count 1: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))

            Count 2: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))

            Count 3: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))

            Count 4: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))

5. Kandaru JOHN

            Count 1: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))

            Count 2: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))

6. Gatroul PUOL

            Count 1: Conspiracy – Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana (21 USC 846)

            Count 2: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)                    

            Count 3: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)        

            Count 4: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))

            Count 5: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)

            Count 6: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))

            Count 7: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)

7. Giel RIAK

            Count 1: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)

            Count 2: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))

            Count 3: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)

            Count 4: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))

8. Reuben ROWE

            Count 1: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)

            Count 2: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))

9. Dajuan SHARRON

            Count 1: Robbery of Personal Property of the United States (18 USC 2112)

10. Kan TAP

            Count 1: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))

            Count 2: Distribution Methamphetamine (21 USC 841)

            Count 3: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))

            Count 4: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))

            Count 5: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))

11. Loing YAR

            Count 1: Distribution Methamphetamine (21 USC 841)

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated April 19, 2019