United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that on October 7, 2020, Kuiny Gach, 21, a known Trip Set gang member, was sentenced by United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. to 120 months in the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons after pleading guilty to a four-count indictment charging distribution of marijuana and possession of firearms during a drug trafficking offense. He will also serve 3 years of supervised release following his release from prison. There is no parole in the federal prison system.
On October 16, 2018 and October 29, 2018, Gach sold more than 90 grams of marijuana and various firearms (handguns, a rifle and a shotgun) to a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Confidential Informant. One of the firearms was previously reported as stolen and another had a defaced serial number.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Omaha Police Department as part of Project Safe Neighborhood. Project Safe Neighborhood is a national initiative of the Department of Justice that was announced in 2001 to reduce and prevent violent crime and make the nation’s neighborhoods safer. Gach’s arrest was also part of Operation South Sudan Soldiers, which targeted members of the Trip Set and African Pride street gangs. This operation yielded the arrest and indictment of more than 15 individuals and the recovery of 41 firearms, 10 of which were stolen.