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BOISE -- Authorities say they have secured state and federal indictments against 30 members of a street gang active in narcotics trafficking and other crimes in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon.

The indictments unsealed in Boise Tuesday by state and federal prosecutors target members of the so-called Brown Magic Clica, a Mexican-American street gang with roots in California.

Charges in the indictments range from murder in aid of racketeering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, illegal possession of firearms and recruitment of gang members.

U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson says the indictments are the work of an exhaustive investigation spanning three years and a variety of local, state and federal agencies into the gang's activities.

We will continue to use every available resource and to work together to take down the violent street gangs that damage our communities, said Olson.

The defendants named in the three federal indictments are:

  • Salvador Apodaca, 24, of Pendleton, Oregon
  • Amando Torres, 27, of Pendleton, Oregon
  • Alfredo Castro, 35, of Boise, Idaho
  • Adam Gomez, 23, of Boise, Idaho
  • Adelaido Gomez, 26, of Boise, Idaho
  • Juan Jimenez, 27, of Boise, Idaho
  • Ruben Nungaray, 30, of Boise, Idaho
  • Oscar Garcia, 24, of Umatilla, Oregon
  • Juan Gonzalez, 26, of Cottonwood, Idaho
  • Mathew Grover, 22, of Cottonwood, Idaho
  • Crista Lara, 23, of Ontario, Oregon
  • Samson Torres, 23, of Ontario, Oregon
  • Jessie Rodriguez, 26, of Nyssa, Oregon

Gang recruitment is an insidious crime that weaves its tentacles through our schools, our parks, and our neighborhoods, said Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor.

The defendants named in the state indictment are:

  • Hector Almarez, 30, of Boise, Idaho
  • Adelaido Gomez, 26, of Boise, Idaho
  • Luis Nungaray, 24, of Boise, Idaho
  • Isaac Villareal, 25, of Boise, Idaho
  • Michael Carrasco, 28, of Nyssa, Oregon
  • Jose Jimenez, 27, of Nyssa, Oregon
  • Martin Navarro, 28, of Nyssa, Oregon
  • Cesar Salinas, 28, of Nyssa, Oregon
  • Ulises Cisneros, 25, of Meridian, Idaho
  • Paul Espinoza, 20, of Ontario, Oregon
  • Nicholas Gomez, 19, of Ontario, Oregon
  • Ricardo Martinez, 24, of Ontario, Oregon,
  • David Perales, 20, of Ontario, Oregon
  • Miguel Gallegos, 26, of Vale, Oregon
  • Javier Gomez, 26, of Vale, Oregon
  • Juan Esteban Gonzalez, 24, of Nampa, Idaho
  • Jonathan Lopez Villa, 25, of Caldwell, Idaho
  • Gonzalo Garcia-Torres, 26, address unknown

Operation Black Magic included the cooperativeeffortsof more than dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

The investigation is ongoing.

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