Feds, Local, & State Police Put The Hammer Down on Violent Gangs and Drug Dealers
By: ABQRAW staff
Posted: 9/1/2022 @ 1:15PM
South Valley Albuquerque -
There was a large law enforcement presence near the 1400 block of Atrisco Dr. SW near Kelly Road. Police were conducting search warrant raids on a residences in the area. It was confirmed that 16 federal search warrants were served during multiple raids before dawn Thursday morning in Albuquerque’s South Valley. (story continues below)
FBI Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda statements
"We're here today because this is part of an ongoing operation investigation that we've been working jointly with. Every single agency you can imagine here in our local area that includes state, local and federal partners, all of which couldn't have been done without their cooperation. And the great partnership that we've had since the work of the filing gang task force for the FBI." said FBI Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda.
Federal search warrants typically remain sealed until after the warrants are served, and an inventory is made of what was taken if anything. We did see a trailer being loaded up by law enforcement officers including a dirt bike and an all-terrain vehicle. (story continues below)
A dirt bike and ATV being taking away from the scene.
"The FBI here is working with our partners for one reason. We want to make sure that our streets are safe from violent offenders and the substances that plague our societies, the things that cause us kind of and keep us awake at night," said FBI SAIC Bujanda.
According to FBI Albuquerque FBI public affairs officer, Frank Fisher, the agencies involved were:
- Denver FBI Division
- El Paso FBI Division
- U.S. Attorney's Office
- U.S. Marshals Service
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
- New Mexico State Police
- New Mexico Parole Probation Department Security Threat Intelligence Unit
- Albuquerque Police Department
- Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office
- Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center Security Threat Intelligence Unit
- Valencia County Sheriff's Office
- Rio Rancho Police Department
- Espanola Police Department