MS-13

Donald J. Trump; We are getting MS-13 gang members, and many other people that shouldn’t be here, out of our Country!

Authorities dealt a staggering blow to Long Island’s murderous MS-13 gang — busting 96 members and associates in the largest takedown of the notorious criminal group in New York state history, prosecutors announced Friday.

The arrests, all in Suffolk County, are the result of a nearly two-year county, state and federal investigation — and include nine cell, or “clique” leaders of the violent gang — virtually the gang’s entire presence in the county, officials said.

The investigation also thwarted seven Long Island-based murder plots, officials said.

And perhaps most importantly, the investigation prevented the El Salvador-based gang from getting a strong foothold on New York soil, according to Ray Donovan, special agent in charge of the DEA in New York.

“We’ve learned that through this investigation MS-13 had plans for establishing an East Coast foundation here in New York for the gang, that will never happen,” he said.

The bulk of the accused thugs, 64 defendants, were busted in the past week as part of a new indictment alleging murder conspiracy, drug trafficking, gang violence and the possession and sale of weapons, said Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini.

“They’re decimated,” Sini said of his county’s estimated total of 10 cliques.

“They will attempt to recalibrate … and that’s why we need to stay vigilant.”

Nearly all of those arrested under the new indictment will be held without bail despite a lax new bail statute, because they’ve been hit with the non-bail-eligible charge of murder conspiracy, Sini said.

“Murder conspiracy, that’s a bail eligible offense even under the new law, thank God,” Sini told reporters at an afternoon press conference that featured a table laid out with confiscated evidence, including 10 kilos of cocaine, 1,000 fentanyl pills, nine handguns, two long guns and numerous machetes.

“MS-13 is a ruthless, savage gang which commits acts of violence to recruit, retain and control its members and exact revenge on its rivals, as well as to extort innocent members of our communities,” Sini said.

Those newly indicted range in age from 16 to 59, and include illegal immigrants, US citizens, and non-citizens who are in the country legally, officials said.

They include nine leaders of “cliques,” or regional branches of the gang, who operated throughout Suffolk County and who officials say were sent to New York by the gang’s leadership in El Salvador.

They also include 19 of the gang’s alleged drug suppliers, officials said.

Portions of all drug sale proceeds would be sent back to those leaders in El Salvador, Sini said.

The clique leaders tried to impose a strict, El Salvador-mandated set of rules on members, including the often-ignored rule that gang members exhibit no vices.

“Their rules are very clear,” said Donovan.

“In order to move up from a ‘morro’ [rank] to a ‘chekeo,’ [higher rank], one would have to kill four times.

One Huntington-based clique required regular meetings — known as “masses,” — on the 13th of every month, Donovan said. Other rules stressed “zero drinking, zero stealing, zero violence, zero extortion, zero kidnapping,” he said.

But while management in El Salvador stressed that gang members should have no vices, “the reality is MS-13 has no rules,” Donovan said.

“Their rules are violence, fear, control of their territory.”

The FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the New York State Police, the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York and the joined with Nassau and Suffolk County law enforcement and prosecutors in conducting the investigation and arrests.

The coordinated work of these law enforcement entities has contributed, in all, to more than 230 additional arrests in New York, throughout the US and in El Salvador the past two years, Sini said.

“This operation helped end the New York program, which was orchestrated by the leadership of MS 13 in El Salvador to develop a greater presence here on Long Island,” Sini said.

“Additionally as a result of the reliable intelligence generated throughout this investigation, law enforcement prevented countless acts of violence over the past 23 months ,including seven murder plots right here in Suffolk County.”

The ruthless gang has been implicated in more than two dozen murders, including the brutal killings of Brentwood High School students Nisa Mickens, 15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16, in September 2016. The victims were hacked and beaten to death with machetes and baseball bats.

President Donald Trump has often cited the dangers of the MS-13 “infestation” to push for tougher immigration laws.



Updated: December 20, 2019 — 8:20 pm
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MS-13 originated in Los Angeles, California, genius. Where are you sending these Americans? 🤔

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They are illegals from El Salvador

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Uh, no! They are Americans of Mexican heritage.

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We don’t have an open border. People can’t simply “migrate” to the US. They are not birds, nor butterflies, they are people who can reason and can understand when they are breaking laws.

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Kind of. They originated in the states. Some were illegally deported, some fled to other countries to avoid arrest. Once there, they regrouped and formed satellite gangs under the same name. Some of those have immigrated back. But, it’s not a large number. The horrific treatment of migrants is justified by bringing up this small group of criminals.

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I heard there was even someone who came here on a false Einstein visa living right in the White House.

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I heard there was even someone who came here on a false Einstein visa living right in the White House.

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Ya know what’s infinitely more dangerous and a bigger threat to America than MS-13? DT-45…

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Better watch out Mr. President, Nancy Pelosi will charge you with election interference – those are her peeps.

Oh well, don’t worry Sir – I mean like what is she really going to do?
Impeach you?

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Wait until Nancy gets impeached for traitorism & withholding article of impeachment from Senate. That’s unconstitutional & she’s trying as House Speaker to run the Senate w/ her list of witness demands. A petition to impeach her has enough signatures for white house action.

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Sure, if they don’t cut her into little pieces first – New York is a bail-less, jail-less state; it’s assumed these perps will be back on the streets within hours. And, no doubt, they’ll soon be voting. And guess who’s going to be the new, New York gov’na?

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I know one other man who shouldn’t be here! 🤔
Democrats are well aware that pence would be president if trump is impeached. This isn’t about kicking out Republicans from power. This is about restoring our country.

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We need to make sure no illegals vote in the elections next year. All these areas allowing them to get drivers licence are opening it up to get them registered to vote. Licences should have legal status on them so illegals can not get registered to vote.

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“Authorities dealt a staggering blow to Long Island’s murderous MS-13 gang — busting 96 members and associates in the largest takedown of the notorious criminal group in New York state history,”

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Melania came here illegally, married a criminal, had an anchor baby, brought her parents through chain migration and is now fully supported by tax payer dollars. Can we get rid of her next?

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Yup… Nothing to do with you. The amazing and brave law enforcement of the state you abandoned did.