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Over $6 Million Dollars in Cash, Drugs, & Property Seized by the Feds in New Mexico Raids

By: ABQRAW staff

Posted: 9/2/2022 @ 6:00PM

Jesse "Lobo" Young was indicted on federal charges.

press conference at FBI headquarters discussing pre dawn raids which netted millions in cash and drugs

ABQ South Valley - In the early morning hours of September 1st, 2022, a Federal task force made up of multiple federal, state and local agencies raided multiple locations around the state.

The raids ranged from houses, apartments, and prison cells in what authorities call an elaborate criminal network on the streets and in prisons throughout NM. Over 6 million dollars in cash/drugs, were located and seized at the 15 places law enforcement agents hit.

Five suspects were arrested. One now has federal charges against him and the other four had state charges. All 15 targeted suspects have extensive criminal pasts. (story continues below)

FBI SAC Raul Bujanda and New Mexico Federal U.S. Attorney Alexander M.M. Uballez speak to the press about the raid and indictments.

"Just like Brittany Spears said oops we did it again except we do it again, and we do it again, and we do it again. And the whole purpose of that operation yesterday is, like every other operation, is simply to make our communities are staying safe, that our communities are safe,”

said Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda at a September 2nd, 2022 press conference at their Albuquerque FBI office where they announced the raid results.


One of the locations targeted was the 1400 block of Atrisco SW, where Jesse Young, aka “Lobo,” was found and arrested in his role in the criminal activity. Young is a suspected member of the Sureños gang, a California-based street gang under control of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, the affidavit stated. (story continues below)

Two of the listed properties recovered during the raids.

Agents recovered, 142 pounds of methamphetamine, 28 firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, seven ballistic vests, marijuana, suboxone, a black Corvette, a 4×4 truck, a four-wheeler and a motorcycle from Young's residence in the South Valley.

In the warrant an informant said, “A lot of California Sureños were not returning to California due to tougher laws there, the cost of living, and the fact that New Mexico was ‘an easy place to live … and be us’ (Sureños).”

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