Many of federal and local law authorization officers fanned out across Los Angeles in before dawn whilst arresting and making search warrants as part of a three-year investigation into MS-13, a horrible and dangerous street gang.
On Wednesday morning, federal prosecutors opened an extensive investigation that charged dozens of members of the street gang with several crimes such as murder.
How did the police arrest the gang members?
U.S. Attorney Sandra Brown stated that the charge aims at 44 members and leaders of the brutal street gang, including the former leader of a Los Angeles division of MS-13. Three people in the gang who are accused of murder may face the death penalty.
The indictment included twenty-one people who were arrested in pre-dawn attacks in many areas in Los Angeles. Brown affirmed that warrants were spread to more than 50 sites. Jail officers around the district also searched the cell, since some of those indicted were already in jail or in custody on other charges.
Many of those who were arrested are named “shot callers” in the gang.
What does the gang do?
Brown explained that MS-13 is accountable for murders of opponent gang members, drug as well as human trafficking and prostitution along with illegal alcohol sales. She labeled the racketeering case as one of the biggest cases targeting MS-13.
“This gang is responsible for murders — both of rival gangsters and innocent bystanders — as well as drug dealing and extortion in many communities in the Los Angeles area,” Brown remarked. “Today’s charges and arrests, however, will deal a critical blow to the top leadership of this criminal organization and will significantly improve safety in neighborhoods across this region.”
The gang is accused of committing horrific violent acts that has forced Salvadoran immigrants to flee for the US. MS-13 is a dangerous gang that began in Los Angeles but has prolonged to almost every state and El Salvador.