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MS-13 has been associated with a spate of violent murders. How did the band come to be, and how wide are the limbs?
New York city prosecutors have announced the arrests on Friday, nearly 100 members and associates of MS-13, in what officials say is the biggest crackdown against the mob in the state’s history.
The world, after two years of study at the law enforcement from the local to the federal level, is in Suffolk County, which is one of the gangs, the’ old hot spots.
“It is the aim of this study was to provide a major blow to the gang’s leadership, its activities and the level of employment in our region, we have exactly that,” Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini, told reporters on Friday.
“The operation helped end the New York city program,” he added.
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Sini, according to the researchers, and arrested 96 of the members and associates of the gang, who were charged with crimes ranging from conspiracy to commit murder, drug trafficking, arms sales. The ages of the people arrested range from 16 to 59, and U.S. citizens, and illegal immigrants, ” he added.
Sources told the New York Post, is that most of the arrests were made on Thursday and Friday mornings.
Sini said during the investigation, authorities recovered the drugs in the gang members’ possession, such as cocaine and fentanyl, as well as guns and more than $200,000 in cash. The researchers ‘ efforts has resulted in the arrest of the leaders of the nine cliques of the gang, who operate in Suffolk County — and foiled seven of the alleged assassination plots, he added.
“MS-13 is a ferocious, savage and the gang that committed violence, to attract, retain, and control of the members, and to take revenge on his rivals, as well as extorting innocent members of our community,” Sini said.
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At one point during the press conference, Sini and held up a machete that he said was recovered during the arrests.
“This is how rough and wild this band is all,” Sini said.
MS-13 also known as Mara Salvatrucha, is recruiting young teenagers from El Salvador, and Honduras, although many of the children were born in the united states. the gang is blamed for dozens of killings in January 2016, and a wide swath of New York’s Long Island, where Suffolk County — in the vicinity of Los Angeles, as well as in the DC suburbs.
MS-13 has also been chosen by the President of the Trump for its brutality, which has led to a number of limitations, due to the enforcement of the law.
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Earlier this month, the FBI unveiled a new tip line in hopes of gathering information in the fight against the violence of MS-13 to be used to terrorize American’s communities.
“Our message is simple, enforce the law, will do whatever it takes to protect our communities,” Sini said Friday. “MS-13, and we will come to you.”
Fox News’ Stephen Sorace and Travis Fedschun, contributed to this report.