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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

July 16, 2009

Contact: ASAC Christopher C. Shaefer, ATF

(818) 265-2500

ATF Arrests Wanted Mongol Fugitive

Wanted fugitive profiled on America’s Most Wanted

Los Angeles — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with law enforcement officers from the Montebello Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested fugitive Renato Gomez, a Mongols associate, on July 14 after a brief surveillance and a traffic stop.

The arrest occurred in the El Sereno area of Los Angeles without incident. Gomez who has been a fugitive since Oct. 21, 2008, was profiled on Americ’s Most Wanted three times which in part lead to his arrest. Gomez was indicted for violating federal firearms and narcotics laws.

In October 2008, the ATF, along with several other law enforcement agencies served more than 120 search warrants and more than 100 arrest warrants in six states after infiltrating the Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang. The gang is based in Southern California and has about 600 members. Racketeering indictments charging a total of 79 defendants, described a tightly organized criminal organization that engaged in various crimes to include, murder, torture, firearms trafficking and drug trafficking to achieve its goals.

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