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Statement from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on U.S. Actions Against Transnational Criminal Organization Tren de Aragua

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Statement from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on U.S. Actions Against Transnational Criminal Organization Tren de Aragua | The White HouseSkip to contentThe White HouseThe White House The White House Home AdministrationPrioritiesThe RecordBriefing RoomEspañol InstagramOpens in a new windowFacebookOpens in a new windowXOpens in a new windowYouTubeOpens in a new window Contact UsPrivacy PolicyCopyright PolicyAccessibility Statement MenuCloseTo search this site, enter a search termSearchMobile Menu OverlayAdministrationShow submenu for “Administration””President Joe BidenVice President Kamala HarrisFirst Lady Dr. Jill BidenSecond Gentleman Douglas EmhoffThe CabinetExecutive OfficesShow submenu for “Executive Offices””Council of Economic AdvisersCouncil on Environmental QualityDomestic Policy CouncilGender Policy CouncilNational Economic CouncilNational Security CouncilNational Space CouncilOffice of Intergovernmental AffairsOffice of Management and BudgetOffice of the National Cyber DirectorOffice of National Drug Control PolicyOffice of Public EngagementOffice of Science and Technology PolicyOffice of the United States Trade RepresentativeClimate Policy OfficePresidential Personnel OfficePrioritiesBriefing RoomThe White HouseShow submenu for “The White House””PresidentsFirst FamiliesThe GroundsOur GovernmentGet InvolvedShow submenu for “Get Involved””Write or Call The White HouseJoin UsWhite House FellowsWhite House Internship ProgramThe RecordDisclosuresEspañol Contact UsPrivacy PolicyCopyright PolicyAccessibility Statement InstagramOpens in a new windowFacebookOpens in a new windowXOpens in a new windowYouTubeOpens in a new window The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20500 To search this site, enter a search termSearchJuly 11, 2024 Statement from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on U.S. Actions Against Transnational Criminal Organization Tren de Aragua Home Briefing Room Statements and Releases Today, the Biden-Harris Administration took new actions to halt the spread of Tren de Aragua, a transnational criminal organization from Venezuela that is involved in violent criminal acts, and hold their members and associates to account.  First, the Department of the Treasury designated Tren de Aragua as a significant transnational criminal organization .  As a result, all property and interests in property of Tren de Aragua that are in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons are blocked. In addition, the Department of State, in coordination with the Department of Justice (DOJ), is offering up to $12 million in financial rewards for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of three leaders of Tren de Aragua.Departments and agencies across the U.S. government also continue to prioritize actions being taken to identify and disrupt Tren de Aragua and other violent criminal organizations through a combination of investigative, prosecutorial, diplomatic, screening, and vetting tools, in accordance with the Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime. Law enforcement agents are working with local and state partners to investigate and prosecute Tren de Aragua members and affiliates engaged in criminal activities.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of State, and DOJ are supporting foreign partners in their efforts to disrupt Tren de Aragua, and DHS has implemented enhanced vetting processes to vet individuals before they arrive at the border as well as enhanced screening measures at the border to identify known or suspected gang members, including members of Tren de Aragua.  Those identified as gang members are detained and either referred for criminal prosecution or held pending removal.  The Presidential Proclamation and Interim Final Rule issued on June 4, 2024 further strengthen border security in ways that support enforcement against criminal organizations like Tren de Aragua. ### Stay ConnectedSign UpEmail Address* RequiredZIP CodePlease leave blank.We'll be in touch with the latest information on how President Biden and his administration are working for the American people, as well as ways you can get involved and help our country build back better. Opt in to send and receive text messages from President Biden. ShareShare this page on FacebookShare this page on Xhttps://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2024/07/11/statement-from-nsc-spokesperson-adrienne-watson-on-u-s-actions-against-transnational-criminal-organization-tren-de-aragua/?utm_source=link HomeThe AdministrationExecutive OfficesPrioritiesThe RecordBriefing RoomThe White HouseDisclosuresGet InvolvedEspañol Contact UsPrivacy PolicyCopyright PolicyAccessibility Statement InstagramOpens in a new windowFacebookOpens in a new windowXOpens in a new windowYouTubeOpens in a new window The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20500 WH.gov Scroll to Top Scroll to Top Top