DEA Crackdown Bags Senior MS-13 Leader, 16 Others

DC:The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) bagged the senior MS-13 leader for the Northeast U.S. along with 11 other high-ranking members of the gang in a Thursday crackdown operation, the New York Post reported.

The 17 defendants — five of whom are not MS-13 members — are facing charges including second-degree murder, drug trafficking, and conspiracy. They face up to 25 years in prison if convicted, the Post reported Thursday. The unnamed Long Island-based leader operated two cells, code-named “Hollywood” and “Sailors.” He reported and transferred proceeds directly to MS-13 heads in El Salvador, according to the DEA.

“It started as a small-scale drug investigation on Long Island, a DEA investigation which is still growing, and as it went along and we brought other agencies on, we saw a violent threat that pushed us to get even more agencies involved and eventually apprehend this regional leader of MS-13,” DEA Special Agent in Charge James Hunt said in a statement. “Not only did we arrest the highest-level Mara Salvatrucha leader in the Northeast who reports to MS-13 in El Salvador, but we sent a message that we will continue to investigate their violent crimes and bring justice to their victims.”

The crackdown is the most recent operation against MS-13 since President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have made it a top priority to bring down the cartel. Sessions has heavily criticized sanctuary cities as well, claiming they are sanctuaries for crime.  read more

12 Comments on DEA Crackdown Bags Senior MS-13 Leader, 16 Others

  1. “Hang’em, Hang’em, Hang’em from the highest tree…”

    For each tattoo a basic right ought to be removed, as it is doubtful rehabilitation will occur.

  2. “…but we sent a message that we will continue to investigate their violent crimes and bring justice to their victims.”

    You want to send a message? Send a few head and hands, they’ll get the message.

  3. Law enforcement has in many cases become too political. Maybe we can convince them to just turn their backs and allow the willing public to rid the nation of these insects. It would be done in short order.

  4. I recommend banishment to solitary confinement. Preferably in a 20 ft shipping container. Stacked in great rows in the desert.
    Food is a gruel designed to supply just enough nutrients.
    Only a camera and the toilet/sink combo for company.
    No contact with humans outside of a hazmat suited doctor.
    All voices they hear will be either through a speaker, or through the metal walls

  5. It’s too bad South America isn’t bordering on a Mid-East country. It would be interesting to see how Muslims but up with this garbage on their border.

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