Crackdown: 24 MS-13 gang members face indictment for murders, drug trafficking, kidnapping, extortion

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DCNFNeetu Chandak, DCNF

Twenty-four alleged MS-13 gang members are facing federal indictment  for several crimes, according to a press release by the Department of Justice on Friday.

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The gang members and their apprentices were allegedly involved with five murders, drug trafficking, kidnapping, extortion, and also allegedly planned to murder eight people between 2015 to 2017, according to a report by the Justice Department. Currently, 21 of the 24 members are known while the other six names, both members and associates, have not been revealed.

The DOJ is heavily cracking down on MS-13, known as one of the “most notorious street gangs in the Western Hemisphere,” according to Insight Crime. The gang is primarily composed of El Savadorian immigrants that dominate Frederick, Anne Arundel, Prince George, and Montgomery counties in Maryland.

The gang recruits kids to, “their murderous ranks, destroying families, and leaving behind countless victims,” said acting assistant Attorney General Cronan. The indictment was given on June 27 and opened on June 28.

The members were scheduled to appear in the U.S. District Court of Baltimore starting on June 28.

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