On July 23, 2002, federal arrest warrants were issued for numerous members
of the Aurora, Illinois, chapter of the Almighty Latin King Nation street
gang and the cocaine suppliers linked to its drug trafficking and distribution
operation. The Latin Kings are an organized street gang linked to numerous
acts of violence and the distribution of cocaine and marijuana in the
Aurora, Illinois, area.
For his alleged role in the operation, an arrest warrant was issued by
the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern
Division, for Alvaro Chavez, who was charged with conspiracy to possess
and distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Chavez avoided arrest at the time charges were filed and remains a fugitive.
Chavez is believed to be a member of the Almighty Latin King Nation street gang. He has connections to Aurora, Illinois; California; Jalisco, Mexico; and Guadalajara, Mexico.