NYC Migrants Who Beat Up Cops Members Of Venezuela’s Tren de Aragua Gang

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Some of the NYC migrants seen violently beating up NYPD patrolmen in January are reportedly members of notorious Venezuelan gang Tren de Aragua.

NYC migrants who attacked police caught

The incident occurred on January 27 near a government-funded shelter for migrants, where a group with Venezuelan nationals allegedly viciously beat two NYPD cops.

The brutal attack was captured on both surveillance and police body-worn cameras, and several of the men attempted to flee the state shortly after.

Charges have been brought against eight individuals in connection with the altercation.

As of a recent Friday, only one of them has not yet been taken to court for arraignment.

Currently, seven of the suspects associated with the beat down are detained at Rikers Island.

Initially, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg allowed the majority of the suspects to walk free on no cash bail, while only 24-year-old Yohenry Brito and 18-year-old Yarwuin Madris were jailed.

After public outcry surrounding the attack, many of the offenders were assigned higher bail amounts.

NYC migrants who attacked cops mostly remain in custody

While Madris is being held without bail at Rikers Island, 24-year-old Yorman Reveron must pay either $100,000 in cash or a $250,000 bond to get out custody, along with 21-year-old Ulises Bohorquez, whose bail was set at $100,000.

19-year-old Darwin Gomez-Izquiel must put up $50,000 cash bail to get out of jail, and 24-year-old Yohenry Brito has the option of paying $15,000 cash bail or $50,000 in bond. 19-year-old Kelvin Servita Arocha is also being held on $15,000 cash bail.

Despite the charges, 21-year-old Wilson Juarez’s bail was only set at $1, while 22-year-old Jhoan Boada was released on no-bail until his arraignment.

Ironically, two of the attackers with the lowest bail amounts, Juarez and Arocha, were actually discovered to be members of Venezuela’s Tren de Aragua gang.

Both NYC migrants will be taken into ICE custody if or when they make bail.

FBI fears influx of NYC migrants will cause gang alliances

Escalating concern among federal officials is the potential for Tren de Aragua members to integrate into U.S. communities due to vulnerability along the country’s southern border.

The presence of the gang inside U.S. cities, potentially including New York City, is drawing attention from law enforcement and causing speculation about possible alliances with other criminal groups.

The FBI has particular concern that they will link up with El Salvador’s criminally sadistic MS-13 gang, which is known to have a significant base in New York City and the surrounding regions.

Federal agents are reported to have taken note of increased activity by the gang, which they attribute to current border control policies that might aid in the unregulated entry of numerous individuals.

Officials suggest that the growing presence of Tren de Aragua particularly in urban areas like New York City’s Bronx is escalating criminal activity in the area.

Reports have documented arrests related to local crimes where Venezuelan nationals are identified as suspects.

Recently, the gang has used mopeds to snatch phones from unsuspecting New Yorkers.

In one instance, a 62-year-old woman was dragged down the street and slammed into a metal bike rack, when thieves snatched her bag.

Once the victim’s phones are stolen, the gang accesses and drains their bank accounts remotely, then ships the phones off to South America, where they are wiped clean and sold.

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