Tuesday, October 17, 2017

DOJ task force formed to attack MS-13

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that he’s designated the MS-13 street gang as a priority for the Justice Department’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces — enabling authorities to target the gang with a broader array of federal resources.

The priority designation instructs federal agencies like the Internal Revenue Service, FBI, DEA, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to target the gang not just with drug laws but also firearms, racketeering and tax laws. Sessions has singled out MS-13’s involvement in the drug trade as a priority.
Members of the gang committed scores of high-profile killings in New York, Maryland and Virginia. The gang’s violence drew Trump's attention after two teenage girls were beaten and hacked to death in a gang attack on Long Island. The girls were among 22 people killed by the gang on Long Island since the start of 2016. Most of the people arrested are in the US illegally.

MS-13 originated in Los Angeles in the 1980s, then entrenched itself in Central America when its leadership were deported. The Justice Department has offered varying estimates for the number of MS-13 gang members in the United States, ranging from 6,000 to over 10,000.
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