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MS-13: Transnational criminal gang
Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13, is an international criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles, California, in the 1970s and 1980s. Originally, the gang was set up to protect Salvadoran immigrants from other gangs in the Los Angeles area. Over time, the gang grew into a more traditional criminal organization. MS-13 is defined by its cruelty, and its rivalry with the 18th Street Gang.


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MS-13 arrests deal blow to gang leadership in NY

Authorities said Friday they have dealt an unprecedented blow to the violent MS-13 street gang, announcing charges against nearly 100 of the group's members and associates on Long Island. (Dec. 20)  
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California gang members charged in L.A. machete murders, racketeering

Twenty-two Los Angeles members of the notorious MS-13 gang with nicknames such as "Desastre" and "Lucifer" have been charged with running a criminal racketeering enterprise enforced with a string of..
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MS-13 Gang Members Charged With Brutal Murders in Los Angeles

A sweeping indictment of 22 members of the transnational criminal gang’s “Fulton Clique” lists a host of crimes ranging from racketeering to gruesome killings.
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US indicts 22 members of MS-13 gang in killings

Members and associates of the MS-13 gang committed seven murders including several in which victims were hacked to death with machetes in a Southern California forest, according to a federal indictment..
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MS-13 gang members indicted after 'medieval-style' killing spree in Los Angeles

Federal racketeering, murder and other charges were filed against 22 alleged MS-13 gang members linked to a series of grisly killings in Los Angeles.
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Trump says ICE focused on getting MS-13 gang ahead of expected raids

President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the U.S. immigration enforcement agency ICE was focused on getting the MS-13 gang out of the United States, as U.S. cities braced for expected immigration..
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