Largest Takedown in State History — New York Finally Goes After MS-13 Gang Members

New York prosecutors have charged 96 MS-13 members and associates in what law enforcement is calling the largest takedown of the notorious street gang in state history. . .

The nearly two-year investigation, which involved both local and federal law enforcement, netted nine area leaders and thwarted seven murder plots, officials announced during a news conference Friday afternoon, provided below by ABC News.

“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,” Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini told reporters.

Sini added that the operation helped “end” MS-13’s program in Suffolk County, which had become a hotbed for the gang on the East Coast.

According to Fox News, the arrests made were for a range of crimes including conspiracy to commit murder, drug trafficking, and weapons sales, and the ages of those arrested range from 16 to 59 and include both U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants. (Read more from “Largest Takedown in State History — New York Finally Goes After MS-13 Gang Members” HERE)

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