Dozens of MS-13 gang members and related affiliates have been hit with the charges after a murder and drug trafficking probe, a government official in California said.
Dozens of MS-13 gang members and affiliates have been hit with the charges after a murder and drug trafficking probe, a government official in California said.
Two MS-13 gang members were accused of murder in the U.S. district court and the other four with violence. Another 16 people affiliated with MS-13 are focused on the drug trafficking charges. Additional charges have been filed in the court of the state.
The street gang allegedly terrorized the city of Mendota, by making use of an understaffed police department, Sacramento, the Procurator of the V. S. McGregor Scott told The Associated Press on Thursday.
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Mendota, with a population of about 11,000 people, is located 35 miles west of Fresno in California’s agriculture rich Central Valley. Almost the entire population is hispanic, with many immigrants from El Salvador.
The probe, according to Scott, also helped with the problems of robberies and murders in Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. A wiretap obtained as part of the probe linked MS-13 gang members massacre and attacks in the cities, leading to additional persons is a surcharge.
“The national tentacles of this go out of this small town in Fresno County is dramatic,” he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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