Officers and Agents from numerous Law Enforcement Jurisdictions arrested 12 members of a violent gang Thursday, March 7 2013, during “Operation Washout”. The arrests began after undercover officers purchased approximately five pounds of methamphetamine from several suspects near the intersection of Charleston and Lamb Boulevards. Immediately following that event five coordinated search warrants were served throughout the valley at the following locations:
The 4200 block of Middlesex Avenue,
The 4700 block of Lucite Lane,
The 2200 block of Daley Street in North Las Vegas,
The 1500 block of South Christy Lane, and
The 3300 block of South Arville Street.
Arrested during this operation on various state narcotics charges were:
Jorge Alejandro Acosta, 22 years of age of North Las Vegas,
Manuel Cardusorafael, 23 years of age of North Las Vegas,
Guadalupe Tamayo, 26 years of age of North Las Vegas,
Edgar Robles, 24 years of age of North Las Vegas,
Roberto Nabarro, aka Jesus Delbalt-Garcia, 29 years of age of Las Vegas,
Fabian Sarmiento, 19 years of age of North Las Vegas,
Claudia Madrid-Valdez, 30 years of age of Las Vegas,
Lleimmy Madrid-Valdez, 22 years of age of Las Vegas, and
Jonathan Vega, 19 years of age of Las Vegas.
Three additional suspects were also arrested on Federal charges.
Seized during this event were 21.1 pounds of methamphetamine, 25.3 grams of cocaine, and 5.6 ounces of marijuana. Additionally three rifles, including two assault rifles, and three handguns were impounded. Photographs of the nine suspects arrested on state charges, along with pictures of the narcotics and weapons seized during this operation, accompany this release. All information concerning the suspects arrested on federal charges must be obtained from the Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Office. Operation Wash Out was led by the Clark County Gang Task Force, a HIDTA funded organization which is comprised of officers from the LVMPD Gang Crimes Bureau and Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Taking part in this operation were officers and agents from LVMPD, the DEA, the U.S. Marshalls Service, NLVPD, and Nevada State Parole and Probation. This investigation remains ongoing, and more arrests are anticipated.