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17 Colombian nationals arrested for burglarizing Houston communities

January 30, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
17 Colombian nationals arrested for burglarizing Houston communities

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Seventeen Colombian nationals were apprehended by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office after reportedly managing a burglary ring which targeted Pakistani and Asian communities.

The foreigners burglarized approximately 120 homes. The group was being investigated by Fort Bend County officials, along with other law enforcement agencies, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Authorities worked tirelessly to “link burglaries with similar characteristics under those jurisdictions,” the Chronicle revealed. For three months, law enforcement surveilled each of the suspects for 24 hours a day.

The list of suspects apprehended include:

Luis Hernando Mosquera Torres, 36
Carlos Alberto Riasco Valencia, 35
Layonel Mosquera Mondragon, 31
Harold Jesus Lerma Mosquera, 43
Reynaldo Rivera Centeno, 44
Jeferson Caicedo Perlaza, 36
Jhon Zamora Ibarguen, 26
Victor Sanchez-Murillo, 38
Miguel Gamboa Espinosa, 41
Jorge Johan Perea, Moreno, 27
Marving Paredes-Arrechea, 34
Victor Alfonso Ayovi Cuena, 31
Hector Sinisterra, 34
Anderson Rosera Gamboa, 38
Mario Hurtado Galindo, 28
Andres Fong Luna, 38
Jhon Alvarado Riascos Valencia, 28

Five of the men taken into custody are currently held in the Fort County Jail, four of whom were allegedly living in the U.S. as illegals. The four are being detained for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

The other 12 suspects either have cases in the Fort Bend County area or are being held in neighboring jurisdictions.

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