44 MS-13 gang members face federal charges in Los Angeles police sweep

Law enforcement officials say the dozen high-ranking gang members had formed a de facto leadership council for the gang because no one person was willing to take on the top role in the wake of ongoing scrutiny by law enforcement.
1:28 | 05/19/17

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One by one suspected gang members are taken in by police 21 and all. In what federal authorities describe as one of the largest crackdowns ever on MS thirteen beside colors and its narcotics trafficking operations oversaw the collection of extortion payments. Directed to games day to day operations and enforce the Mexican mafia's code of conduct a thirteen. In the game's name indicates their close affiliation with the Mexican Mafia the arrests are part of a three year investigation involving close to a dozen local and federal agencies. Early morning raids took place in multiple locations across California. Beginning in June of 2014. The task force have been conducting an investigation. On MS thirteen criminal enterprise. The case is targeted the leadership and the most violent actors of it MS thirteen street gang in Los Angeles. One federal agency that was not involved in the sweeps whose immigration and customs enforcement. Even though many of the suspects are in the country illegally. This has nothing to do with their immigration status this has to do with their criminal status I would had. That many of the witnesses. That allowed us to do this by there by their statements also have immigration issues. The charges against the suspects range from murder to drug dealing to over the men taken into custody. Could be facing the death penalty.

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