New York law enforcement announced charges against nearly 100 MS-13 gang members and their associates on Friday in what is being described as the largest decimation of the gang in the state’s history.
In Suffolk County, New York, where ruthless gang murders have attracted the attention of the White House, authorities announced a massive bust of the Salvadoran-based MS-13 gang. Ninety-six MS-13 gang members and associates have been indicted on 77 counts, ABC News reported. Charges included second-degree conspiracy to commit murder, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and gun possession.
Seven alleged murder plots were also dismantled as the nearly two-year-old investigation into the gang took place, according to authorities who held a press conference.