Federal and state law enforcement officers arrested 13 alleged MS-13 gang members and associates on charges of extortion, money laundering, and illegal use of firearms. The arrests followed a multi-state investigation involving alleged gang members in Ohio and Indiana.
Ten of the individuals are now under a federal indictment charging conspiracy to commit extortion, money laundering, and the use of a firearm during a crime of violence. Five people are facing charges in a criminal complaint alleging immigration violations. Two of the 15 people remain at large.
“Transnational gangs like MS-13 are an insidious source of violence and other forms of criminal activity in far too many American communities,” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations Detroit Field Office Director Rebecca Adducci said in a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas. “ICE will continue to use its broad authorities to attack and dismantle these gangs.”
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