Officials call on National Guard to inspect migrants arriving in NYC for ‘Tren de Aragua’ tattoos as gang expands in the US

The NYPD recently issued a “Situational Awareness Alert,” highlighting the growing presence of the brutal gang in New York City. These gang members are claiming asylum at the US border and then heading to New York to join other gang members.

According to a National Guard source, the situation has reached a point where they have had to implement policies on the use of force that are similar to those used in a combat zone.

The Aragua Train, named after the gang’s origins as a railroad labor union in Aragua, Venezuela, is gaining strength in New York City. According to a recent report by The Post, law enforcement has connected the gang to a series of cellphone robberies.

The NYPD has now taken notice of the notorious gang, Tren de Aragua, as they have recently established a strong presence in New York City. In a new bulletin, the police department warns that this could lead to an increase in gang-related violence, including stabbings, assaults, and robberies, which raises concerns for public safety.

A Massachusetts couple generously offered to host migrants, without really knowing what to expect. To their surprise, just an hour after making the offer, four migrants arrived at their doorstep.

The alert issued by the NYPD Intelligence and Counter Terrorism Bureau advises members of the service to stay vigilant and be aware of the symbols and iconography used by the TdA gang in order to identify local activity and trends. The growing presence of TdA in the city is seen as a potential threat, which makes it crucial for law enforcement to be proactive in their efforts to combat this criminal organization.

“If you come across any of the symbols or iconography listed below and need immediate help, please get in touch with your local precinct’s Field Intelligence Team.”

Gang member tattoos, as identified by the department, often feature the iconic Nike logo of NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, accompanied by his jersey number, 23. It is interesting to note that the number 23 holds significance in relation to the “23 de Enero” neighborhood in Venezuela, which gave rise to a revolutionary group during the 1980s.

Gang tattoos often feature symbols such as crowns, AK-47 assault rifles, stars, and gas masks.

Around 2,000 National Guard members in the state have received warnings about the situation. These members are responsible for patrolling duties at hotels and shelters that accommodate numerous asylum seekers.

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More than 170,000 migrants have made their way to New York City from the US border, and there are still over 65,000 of them under the city’s care. Among this group, there is a significant number of Venezuelans seeking refuge.

According to a recent report by The Post, it has been revealed that the notorious gang “Tren de Aragua” could potentially be responsible for a series of thefts in the city. These criminals, known for their expertise in riding mopeds, have been causing havoc and reaping significant profits from their illegal activities.

During his arrest earlier this month, the leader of a migrant robbery crew admitted to police that the two-wheeled crime spree “is much bigger than me.” He also revealed that he frequently travels to Florida to distribute the proceeds from the New York City heists.

According to law enforcement sources, a Venezuelan husband-and-wife team operates a Texas-based shipping company that is responsible for sending stolen phones, cash, and other pilfered goods to Colombia.

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