Vagos Motorcycle Club targeted in raids; 22 arrested, including in Moreno Valley, Beaumont, Fontana

(32 pics)--Federal agents served arrest and search warrants in the Inland Empire and around Southern California on Friday, June 16, arresting 22 people they described as members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club.

Federal authorities consider the Vagos to be an outlaw motorcycle gang.

The arrests were made in Moreno Valley, Beaumont, Fontana, Pasadena, Granada Hills, Alhambra, Canyon Country, Hollister, San Jose, Oahu, Hawaii, Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.

Among those arrested were John Chrispin Juarez, 69, of Moreno Valley; Pastor Fausto Palafox, 53, of Beaumont; Andrew Eloy Lozano, 42, of Fontana; Paul Jeffrey Voll, 52, of Pasadena; James Patrick Gillespie, 68, of Granada Hills; and Bradley Michael Campos, 50, of Alhambra.

In Moreno Valley, about two dozen agents, along with dogs, searched a two-story home with a Spanish-style roof and American flag out front in the 10700 block of Mendoza Road.

Originally, eight people were detained and handcuffed as agents determined whether they had warrants out for their arrest or if they had violated probation. They sat on the curb under the watch of heavily armed agents of Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Three people remained detained shortly after 8 a.m.

There were at least three motorcycles in the garage. At least one person had a Vagos tattoo on his back.

There were two armored vehicles from Homeland Security Investigations parked in front of the house being searched.

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Nearly 2 dozen Vagos motorcycle club members, including 9 in Nevada, indicted by feds

by Marvin Clemons

Friday, June 16th 2017

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — A federal indictment was unsealed Friday, charging 23 alleged members and associates of the Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, including some of its most senior leaders, in a conspiracy involving racketeering, murder, robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault, among other charges.

Five of the arrests were made in the Las Vegas valley while four more members were arrested in northern Nevada.

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