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Members of Trip Set gang arrested, firearms & marijuana seized

Posted: 3:38 PM, Apr 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-17 16:38:36-04
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Six members of the Trip Set gang were arrested during an early morning operation in Omaha, where authorities seized 41 firearms and approximately 31 ounces of marijuana.

Members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Omaha Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service conducted the operation, armed with arrest warrants for individuals wanted on federal and state charges for firearms and narcotics.

The investigation focused on the Trip Set gang--a group that's become prevalent in the Omaha area over the past three years. Their crimes included armed robberies, home invasions, burglaries and credit card fraud. Between June and October of 2018, the group was responsible for six felony assaults.

“This operation involving the Omaha Police Department, ATF, and the U.S. Marshals Service removed some very dangerous individuals from our community,” said U.S. Attorney Kelly, “We are very pleased with the determination, coordination and cooperation among these agencies, as well as the Douglas County Attorney’s Office, in this very successful investigation.”

With approximately 154 documented members and associates in the area, the gang relies on violent crime and narcotics sales to make money, a press release from the Department of Justice says.

OPD confirmed additional Trip Set gang members in Iowa, Minnesota, Texas, Tennessee, Washington, South Dakota and Utah.

"The operation is impactful to public safety as it addressed active gang members procuring firearms illegally. I want to thank our federal partners and all the Omaha investigators that worked tirelessly for the public on this." said Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer.

Additionally, six other individuals were already in custody and federally charged prior to the operation. One individual remains at large.

Below is the list of those in custody:

1. Jal CHUAR
Count 1: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)
Count 2: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))
Count 3: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))

2. Kuiny GACH
Count 1: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)
Count 2: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))
Count 3: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)
Count 4: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))

3. Ammanuel JIEL
Count 1: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)
Count 1: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)
Count 2: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))
Count 3: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)

4. Emmanuel JOHN
Count 1: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))
Count 2: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))
Count 3: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))
Count 4: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))

5. Kandaru JOHN
Count 1: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))
Count 2: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))

6. Gatroul PUOL
Count 1: Conspiracy – Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana (21 USC 846)
Count 2: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)
Count 3: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)
Count 4: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))
Count 5: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)
Count 6: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))
Count 7: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)

7. Giel RIAK
Count 1: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)
Count 2: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))
Count 3: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)
Count 4: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))

8. Reuben ROWE
Count 1: Distribution Marijuana (21 USC 841)
Count 2: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))

9. Dajuan SHARRON
Count 1: Robbery of Personal Property of the United States (18 USC 2112)

10. Kan TAP
Count 1: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))
Count 2: Distribution Methamphetamine (21 USC 841)
Count 3: Possession of Firearm During Drug Trafficking Offense (18 USC 924(c))
Count 4: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))
Count 5: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (18 USC 922(g)(1))

11. Loing YAR
Count 1: Distribution Methamphetamine (21 USC 841)