Skip to comments.MS-13 Gang: 96 Charged in Sweeping Crackdown on Long Island
Posted on 12/20/2019 2:03:10 PM PST by karpov
The Suffolk County district attorneys office announced on Friday that it had brought a sweeping indictment against 96 members and associates of the violent MS-13 street gang that included charges involving seven murder conspiracies. The authorities said it was New York States biggest crackdown ever on the group.
The goal of this investigation was to deliver a major blow to the gangs leadership, operations and recruitment in the our region, Timothy D. Sini, the district attorney told reporters at a news conference.
Among those charged in the sprawling case were nine top leaders of the street gang who were part of what was known as the New York Program, a strategic initiative that MS-13 launched from its base in El Salvador to strengthen its foothold in the New York area and to spread the groups operations up and down the Eastern Seaboard, law enforcement officials said.
The officials added that the New York Program was likely responsible for an uptick in violence by the group in recent years.
The indictment announced on Friday, which also accused gang members of drug trafficking and weapons sales, capped a two-year-long investigation that was led by the Suffolk County district attorneys office and was supported by a team of federal, state and local law enforcement officers.
During the course of the inquiry, agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration made more than 100 additional arrests, some in El Salvador, bringing to about 200 the total number of people implicated in the case.
Originally founded in Southern California by refugees from El Salvador, MS-13 or La Mara Salvatrucha, as it is known in Spanish has long had a base of operations in Suffolk County, on the East End of Long Island.
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Yep. And at the time we were telling the authorities to put an end to illegal immigration.
They couldn’t think of a single reason to do so.
San Fran Nan will bail them out?
What authority does a California Senator have when it comes to another state’s legal system?
I hope they were all arrested with their brand new New York drivers licenses.
There’s probably many thousands more that need removal BEFORE they kill some one.
obama dumped this garbage on Long Island!
“...indictment against 96 members and associates of the violent MS-13 street gang...”
Looks like about a hundred illegals will get a promotion for Christmas. Just how many MS-13 members are there? There are probably a couple thousand here in Virginia. A hundred arrested is nothing.
Trump follows through on another one of his promises, if anyone remembers early speeches.
This is a big one. He probably had to declare them a terrorist organization in order to tap their phones like that. Only way to grab them. With the crucial element of surprise. And with Giuliani’s advice and help, no doubt.
Thank you, Mr. President, on behalf of all the law-abiding folks on Long Island.
Why do we allow these Gangs in the first place? Just put a Bounty on all Known Gang Bangers, Wanted Dead or Alive, of $500 for any US Citizen or Legal US Resident to collect on, and it will be cleaned up in no time
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