Nearly 100 members of the MS-13 gang have been arrested as part of a New York takedown, WNYW reports.
Officials say that 96 members of the violent gang were arrested as part of a two-year-long investigation. Suffolk District Attorney Timothy Sini says it is the largest in New York state history.
A special grand jury indicted 45 gang members and 19 associates for murder conspiracies, drug trafficking, weapons possession and sales, gang violence and other offenses.
The suspects, who ranged in age from 16 to 59, were a mix of U.S. citizens, legal residents, and illegal immigrants.
“MS-13 is a ruthless, savage gang,” Sini said at a news conference, pointing to a machete recovered by law enforcement. “They will attempt to recalibrate and send individuals to take up leadership roles in Suffolk County. That’s why we have to stay vigilant.”
We are getting MS-13 gang members, and many other people that shouldn’t be here, out of our Country! https://t.co/Cfk4iIBVTQ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2019