A Collaborative Effort Between DPD and Homeland Security Dismantles A Crime Ring

In the late summer of 2021, the Dallas Police Department Southwest Patrol Division Crime Response Team (CRT)/Deployment Unit was notified of a criminal organization using the street name of “Brotha Hood Soljas” or “BHS”.  Members of the criminal organization are responsible for various crimes such as aggravated kidnapping, injury to a child, narcotics trafficking, and weapons violations. Officers quickly found that members of BHS were utilizing social media to advertise their crimes and glamorize the illicit acts with the use of children in their social media presence.

During the investigation, multiple CRT/Deployment units along with Homeland Security Investigations identified locations utilized by members of the BHS organization. After conducting a detailed analysis of the criminal combination, various interviews, and obtaining multiple arrests and search warrants, a giant operational force assembled to take all offenders into custody.

On Friday, February 25, 2022, multiple Dallas Police Units and outside law enforcement agencies assisted in executing various search and arrest warrants at multiple locations throughout the city and in the City of Desoto to dismantle the BHS criminal organization.

The following locations were searched:

  • 4732 Needle Leaf Lane
  • 3515 Cedar Lake Drive
  • 924 Ray Andra Drive (City of Desoto)
  • 1154 N Bagley, 3077 South Westmoreland Road
  • 305 East Saner Ave

The following arrests were made during the entire operation:

  • Cesar Amaya L/M/30
    • Aggravated Kidnapping
    • Injury to a Child
    • Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG1
    • Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon Case
  • Alex Amaya L/M/31
    • Probation Violation for Possession of Controlled Substance PG1
    • Possession of Marijuana
  • George Amaya L/M/29
    • Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG1
    • Possession of Controlled Substance PG1
  • Alexis Alcocer L/M/17
    • Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG1
    • Poss Marijuana 4oz<5lbs
    • Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon
  • Damien Almaguer L/M/19
    • Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact
  • Vincent Rojas L/M/21
    • Outstanding Warrants

Seized during the operation were:

  • 2,898g Marijuana
  • 146.3g Cocaine
  • 7 grams THC edibles
  • 9.5 grams (75 tablets) of Oxycodone Hydrochloride
  • $7,843 United States Currency
  • 8 Handguns
  • 7 Rifles
  • 1 Shotgun
  • 1 Suppressor
  • 2 Portable Marijuana Grows
  • 1 Rosin THC Wax Press

This operation, which was the largest ever conducted by the CRT/ Deployment Units, was only possible due to the great collaborative working relationships between the Dallas Police Department CRT/Deployment Units, Gang Unit, Narcotics Unit, Youth Operations, Fusion Center/Real-Time Crime Center, the City of Dallas Code Compliance, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations.