Almost 100 MS-13 Members and Associates Arrested

by Daveda Gruber:

On Friday prosecutors in New York state announced the arrests of close to one hundred members and associates of the notorious MS-13 gang.

It was, in fact, the largest concentrated effort against the gang in the state’s history.

Investigations that began about two years ago, involved law enforcement from local to federal levels. One of the breeding grounds for the gang is Suffolk County and that is where the investigation was focused.

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini told reporters Friday, “The goal of this investigation was to deliver a major blow to the gang’s leadership, operations and recruitment in our region . . .  we did exactly that. This operation helped end the New York program.”

According to Sini, ninety-six members and associates of the MS-13 gang were charged with crimes that range from conspiracy to commit murder to drug trafficking and weapons sales.

Those arrested range in age from 16 to 59 years of age and include U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants.

The arrests were allegedly made on Thursday and Friday mornings.

During the investigation authorities had recovered drugs in possession of gang members such as cocaine and fentanyl. Also recovered were handguns and more than $200,000 in cash.

The investigation resulted in the arrests of nine clique leaders in Suffolk County. Seven murder plots were allegedly foiled.

Sini also said, “MS-13 is a ruthless, savage gang that commits acts of violence to recruit, retain and control its members and exact revenge on its rivals as well as to extort innocent members in our community.”

During a press conference Sini held up a machete that he said was recovered during the recent arrests.

Sini stated, “This depicts how brutal and savage this gang is.”

The MS-13 gang is also known as Mara Salvatrucha. They recruit young teenagers from El Salvador and Honduras but there are also many gang members who were born in the U.S.

Dozens of murders have been blamed on the gang since January 2016. The killings occurred in New York’s Long Island, in Suffolk County, and the Los Angeles area and the D.C. suburbs.

President Trump brought the MS-13 brutal killings to the forefront and that fact has led to the crackdowns by law enforcement.

MS-13 Members Charged in Horrific Murders

by Daveda Gruber:

MS-13 gang member known as the Fulton clique were indicted in California for the murders of seven  individuals.

According to a federal indictment released on Tuesday, twenty-two people were arrested in connection with nearly 200 crimes in several states. The alleged crimes took place over the last nine years.

U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said, “We have now taken off the streets nearly two dozen people associated with the most violent arm of MS-13 in Los Angeles.”

Nineteen of the twenty-two defendants were in the United States illegally. The 19 males had come into the country over the past three or four years.

Sixteen of  them are accused in the murders of seven people in areas across Southern California over the past two years.

MS-13 is short for ‘La Mara Salvatrucha’, that was formed in Los Angeles in the 1980’s by refugees from El Salvador. They are linked to many slayings in parts of the U.S.

The suspects have allegedly operated in the San Fernando Valley, which is home to young immigrants who are illegally in this country.

The indictment reads, “In Los Angeles, a clique added new members through an initiation ritual known as ‘jumping in,’ during which several existing MS-13 members beat up a prospective MS-13 member for 13 seconds while the shot caller counted aloud for 13 seconds. Beginning in 2017 in Los Angeles, MS-13 members who identified with ‘503’ had been required” to murder a rival or other enemy of the group.”

In the state of California, the MS-13 gang has clashed with rival Nortenos gang members. Norteños is Spanish for “Northerner” and are a group of Latino street gangs with origins in northern California, which is north of Bakersfield.

The number “503” represents the sub-group of MS-13 and is the telephone country code for El Salvador.

The murder of rival gang members is prevalent and so is the murder of those who appear to be on the side of the law.

One of the alleged murders was that of a  rival gang member who reportedly defaced MS-13 graffiti. Six alleged killers took the victim to the Angeles National Forest, which falls under federal jurisdiction. There they “hacked him to death with a machete and one of the defendants allegedly carved out his heart before throwing the body parts into a canyon.

Four of the killings were alleged to have occurred in the same manner.

Officials are saying that the murders were so “heinous, cruel or depraved” that the defendants are eligible for the death penalty. Prosecutors have not said whether they intend to seek capital punishment.

Here is a video on the arrests:

President Trump has been noted as calling the gang members “monsters” and I agree with that description.

It does take a certain kind of ‘stupid’ to not see that the makeup of these gangs are murderers. They kill innocent as well as, not so innocent people. They are a danger to where ever they are situated. They crossed the border illegally and they are here to kill anyone who they feel like murdering.

MS-13 Members Part of Immigrant Caravan

by Daveda Gruber:

How does anyone know who is fleeing Central America for political reasons and who is infiltrating the Caravan? Well, we found out that there are MS-13 members amongst the refugees.

So far, at least 25 gang members affiliated with the MS-13 gang were deported from Mexico. They were revealed to be concealed among the 1,600 Central American migrants who are now just across the U.S. border in Mexico.

On Tuesday Mexico’s immigration officials (Instituto Nacional de Migración) said that the Caravan arrived in Piedras Negras, Mexico, two weeks ago.

The location in Mexico is across from Eagle Pass, Texas.

Officials from the Instituto Nacional de Migración identified 10 gang members from Mara Salvatrucha which is also known as MS-13.

After warehouse exchanges with police, officials allegedly discovered 15 more MS-13 members. They were deported.

A total of 70 Central American migrants have been deported to their home countries along with the gang members.

About 1,500 migrants have been granted humanitarian visas to move freely within Mexico.

The deportations were reported by Mexican state news agency, Notimex. The news agency reported that deportations occurred after issues at a shelter in the border city of Piedras Negras came to light.

Officials said on Saturday that the shelter, which holds hundreds of Central American migrants, would be closed by Wednesday.

Coahuila State Public Safety Secretary Jose Luis Pliego told press that authorities have taken about 400 migrants to neighboring states such as Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas to be integrated into the workforce.

The rest of the migrants may seek other options to try to cross into the United States.

The migrants have wanted to appear at the U.S. border to apply for asylum. Only about a dozen per day have been allowed to go through a port of entry.

According to U.S. Border Patrol Agents, authorities arrested more than 100 people believed to be El Salvadorian gang members in the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector in Texas.

The dangerous MS-13 gang originated in Los Angeles’ prisons before infiltrating the rest of the U.S. mainly consists of El Salvadorans.

President Trump visited the Rio Grande Valley Sector in January. Trump highlighted what he called a crisis of crime and drugs along the southern border.

Democrats are adamantly opposed to a border wall or barrier even though many supported the idea during previous administrations.