Justice Dept.: 127 suspected MS-13 members charged this year

Justice Dept.: 127 suspected MS-13 members charged this year

MICHAEL BALSAMO
Created: October 21, 2020 08:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors have charged 127 suspected members of the violent MS-13 street gang this year, and six face sentences of life in prison after being convicted in 2020.

The statistics are detailed in a report released Wednesday by the Justice Department.

It emphasizes the priority the Trump administration has given to prosecuting members of MS-13 and the aggressive effort by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to try to dismantle the gang.

MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, is considered one of the top transnational organized crime threats in the United States.

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