The United States of America has declared war on MS-13, with promises made by the President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump and his Attorney General Jeff Sessions to completely annihilate the gang made up of Illegal Alien terrorists.
<a href="https://www.dea.gov/divisions/nyc/2018/nyc011118.shtml">The Drug Enforcement Agency </a>just completed major operation in which the top level leadership of the criminal syndicate MS-13 along with a total of 17 of the most dangerous criminals in the United States of America being destroyed by by the government; all of them being indicted numerous charges.
Special-Agent-in-Charge of the New York Division of the DEA along with Nassau County County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that the 17 members and associates of the MS-13 ( also known as the Mara Salvatrucha Gang) have been indicted by a grand jury on various charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and drug trafficking in Nassau County and nationally with a the 21-count indictment, including Murder in the Second Degree, Operating as a Major Trafficker; both which carry potential life sentences, and Conspiracy in the Second Degree.
All 17 defendants face up to 25 years to life in prison on if convicted on their top charges.
DEA Special Agent-in-Charge James Hunt stated, “A local drug investigation led to unveiling ruthless MS-13 cliques responsible for murder, assaults and drug trafficking in our backyard. The MS-13 gang has a mission to control our towns through brutal violence, but today we took that control away from them. 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.”
In the message, which will be heard loud and clear by the terrorist group outside the United States Of America, knowing that their leadership has been brought down; is one that will ring endlessly through the ranks as they understand that our world of peace and freedom is one that will find them anywhere in our country.
In addition to announcing the charges, Special Agent Hunt would like to acknowledge the hard work of all law enforcement agencies involved including DEA’s Houston Division, Baltimore District Office, Washington, DC Division and San Salvador Country Office.
“This massive multi-agency investigation laid bare the global size, complexity, and brutality of MS-13, and these indictments strike a heavy blow to the gang’s operations on Long Island,” DA Singas said. “These alleged gang members have terrorized vulnerable immigrant communities, trafficked deadly heroin into our neighborhoods, and this coalition of more than 22 agencies nationwide will continue to be unrelenting in our efforts to dismantle MS-13.”
William F. Sweeney, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the FBI New York Field Office said, “This case is part of a bigger and extremely important multi-agency push to rid Long Island of MS-13. Our FBI Long Island Gang Task Force is working every day with our members, which include Suffolk County Police Department, Nassau County Police Department, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Nassau County Sheriff’s Department, New York State Police, Rockville Center Police, Hempstead Police, Suffolk County Probation, ATF and HSI, along with our Safe Streets Task Forces across the country, and internationally with our task force in El Salvador, and we are having a significant impact on their violence”
“MS-13 members kill for no reason, but we are not going to let it continue,” added Sweeney.
The multiple law enforcement agencies have proven that under the Trump Administration a goal of working cooperatively will lead to such a major victory; and that a victory like this can be achieved by the United States of America, who for years have been unable to stop the organization's leadership.
“It is no secret that the MS-13’s motto is kill, rape, and control. When you look at the charges against these individuals today, it shows that they stay true to their ruthless ways, and will fund their gang activities by any means,” said Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge of HSI New York. “It is imperative that law enforcement continues to share intelligence and resources as we continue efforts to disrupt and dismantle the nefarious MS-13 gang.”
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said, “I commend District Attorney Singas, her staff, the Nassau County Police Department and all agencies involved in this important indictment. I promise the full support of my office in continuing this war against MS-13 and the gangs that are trying to take our communities. We have a message: you will not succeed.”
The victory is echoed into the Department of Justice, where Attorney General Jeff Sessions will soon be putting full resources of the DOJ into the prosecution phase of this takedown.
Nassau County Commissioner of Police Patrick Ryder said, “Today’s indictments of charges on murder, conspiracy and drug charges is a stark reminder that our work is not done in our quest to rid these violent street gangs form our neighborhoods. Although we are making great strides regarding our enforcement aspect, we must also be there to educate the young adults and children in these communities. I cannot have good families and their children in our Hispanic communities to be intimidated by this fear and violence. I congratulate all of the investigative jurisdictions for their diligence and dedication in their relentless pursuit to stop these violent gangs.”
Most of the country have no idea these types of major wins are occurring in part because the mainstream media refuses to cover.
New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan said, “I commend the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, the DEA’s Long Island District Office and all of the agencies involved in this investigation for working together to combat gang violence and drug trafficking associated with MS-13. The scope of this case, in which members of various MS-13 cliques traveled between Maryland and New York to engage in criminal activity, underscores the importance of local and federal law enforcement partnerships and collaboration.”
According to the government, in the beginning of May of last year, the DEA and the NCDA began an investigation into the alleged criminal activity of several MS-13 members. Investigators identified MS-13 operations, or “cliques,” in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Texas.
MS-13 leaders in El-Salvador allegedly directed the leaders of the “Hollywood” and “Sailors” cliques based on Long Island in Hempstead, Freeport, Roosevelt, Uniondale, Glen Cove, Greenport, Central Islip and elsewhere.
The brutality of these factions are endless, as they're believed to be connected to well over a hundred shootings and potential homicides in the region.
The government says these cliques are sub-groups of MS-13. All of the cliques are MS-13 gang members, and each clique operates individually under their own rules, yet is still under the greater rules of the entire organization.
MS-13 mandates that cliques respect each other and their territories. Any issues or conflicts between cliques that require resolution or punishment are handled by MS-13 senior leadership.
Hollywood and Sailors clique leaders allegedly reported to gang leaders in El Salvador and sent them the proceeds of their criminal activities.
Based on the evidence acquired during this investigation, the gang also has affiliates operating around the world in places such as Mexico, Colombia, South Korea, France, Australia, Peru, Egypt, Ecuador, and Cuba.
To establish gang supremacy, MS-13 members allegedly committed ruthless acts of violence, such as murders of rivals, and implementation of severe punishments of gang members who failed to follow the gang’s protocols.
These violent acts were sanctioned under the direction of gang leaders. Additionally, the indictment charges that members agreed to kill and inflict punishment on disloyal members who cooperated with law enforcement or tried to leave the gang.
The indictment alleges that defendants David Sosa Guevara a/k/a Risky and Victor Lopez, brutally murdered 15-year-old Angel Soler on July 21st of 2017, in Nassau County.
Soler’s body was mutilated, bearing injuries consistent with the use of a machete, and he suffered blunt force trauma to the head.
He was left buried until his remains were discovered on October 19th of 2017 in a remote forested area in Roosevelt, just south of the Southern State Parkway, and cement was poured over his body.
As alleged in the indictment, on three separate occasions, several of the defendants conspired to commit murder.
The murders were to take place in Nassau County, New York, Elizabeth, New Jersey and Prince George’s County, Maryland, but the attempts were thwarted by law enforcement officials, thereby saving lives.
According to the indictment, on July 19th of 2017, defendants Kevin Cuevas Del Cid a/k/a “Creeper” and Augustine Benitez a/k/a “Olvidado” conspired to lure a victim into the woods in the Roosevelt/Freeport, NY area with the promise of marijuana, and intended to kill him.
The following day, working with NCPD and Homeland Security, Cuevas Del Cid was apprehended and detained in the Glen Cove area at his landscaping job.
On September 26th of 2017, one high-ranking defendant allegedly instructed defendant Ever Morales Lopez a/k/a “Lenky” to meet Edgar Orellana Saravia a/k/a “Chavi” in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
The defendants were allegedly sent to do reconnaissance, including choosing a suitable location to commit the murder of a rival gang member and determining if cameras were nearby. The defendants allegedly discussed where to dispose the victim’s body and how deep to dig the hole. Working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Lopez and Saravia were apprehended in New Jersey on September 30th of 2017.
On September 29th of 2017, a gang member allegedly instructed “Olvidado” to recruit members of their clique on Long Island to kill another individual in Maryland, who was believed was cooperating with law enforcement. Working with law enforcement in Maryland the murder was thwarted.
Although this case began as a narcotics trafficking investigation, the MS-13 gang’s proclivity for violence was quickly realized, and the investigation adapted accordingly. Nevertheless, it was clear that the heroin and cocaine trafficking were profitable to the gang and necessary for their existence.
This seven-month long investigation revealed that kilograms of heroin were allegedly moved internationally by the Sailors Clique regional director of the Eastern United States and his associate who conducted business from a Mississippi prison.
Approximately four kilograms of heroin were seized, with evidence of additional kilograms reaching American soil and then being distributed by the gang at the kilogram level, the street value of which is approximately a million dollars.
Multiple counts in the indictment allege the trafficking of heroin and cocaine for profit. Several of the defendants allegedly obtained, picked up and/or sold narcotics in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Bronx County, New York; Baltimore, Maryland; Long Branch, New Jersey; and Jefferson County, Texas.
Cocaine, packaging materials, a loaded firearm, a large hunting knife, machete, as well as ledger books and gang paraphernalia were also seized during the investigation.
Additionally, based on information gathered in this case, the NCDA assisted law enforcement in Prince George’s County, Maryland, with the arrest of individuals for two murders.
On June 1st of 2017, alleged members of the MS-13 Sailor Clique in the Langley Park, Maryland, area shot and killed William Hermones Canales, an El Salvadorian National, during a random street encounter in Prince Georges County, Maryland.
The DEA and NCDA learned about the shooting and subsequent escape and learned of the whereabouts of the perpetrators and the efforts that were taken by gang members to relocate the individuals responsible for the homicide. On June 5th of 2017, Prince George’s County Police Department, with the assistance of the DEA and FBI, executed a state search warrant, and arrest warrants, and arrested four alleged MS-13 suspects in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Defendant Rolando Aristides Juarez-Vazquez a/k/a Virus was charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Murder; Jimmy Alexander Villalobos-Gomez a/k/a Duchy and Omar Alexis Iglesias-Gamero a/k/a Inframundo were charged with Accessory After the Fact; and Omar Alexi Campos a/k/a Media Vida was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Harboring a Fugitive with the Intent to Prevent His Discovery and Arrest.
All four arrested are alleged to be MS-13 gang members and are El Salvadorian Nationals, and are currently being prosecuted in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
On September 16th of 2017, three alleged MS-13 members of the Sailors Clique murdered a rival gang member in Riverdale, Maryland.
Three defendants Kevin Alexander Soriana-Hernandez a/k/a Brosha, an El Salvadorian National; Carlos Daniel Cardenas-Banegas a/k/a Perrico, a Honduran National; and Wilfredo Cardenas-Banegas a/k/a Torro, a Honduran National, were arrested by members of the Prince George’s County Police Department and DEA based on intelligence gathered by the NCDA.
The defendants are currently being prosecuted in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
The Nassau County District Attorney says this operation involved more law enforcement agencies than any single crackdown in American history.
Each following agencies were involved:
The Anne Arundel County Police Department (Maryland), the Bedford County Commonwealth Attorney (Virginia), the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office (Virginia), the Drug Enforcement Administration Houston Division, the Drug Enforcement Administration Long Island District Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration San Salvador Country Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration Washington, D.C. Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Baltimore Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Long Island Gang Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Newark Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation New York Division, the United States Homeland Security Agency and their Investigations, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office (Texas), the Maryland State Police, the Maryland State’s Attorney, Harford County, the Maryland State’s Attorney, Prince George’s County, the Nassau County Police Department, the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York, the Prince George’s County Police Department (Maryland), the Suffolk County Police Department, the United States Attorney’s Office in Baltimore, the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York, the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York.
This joint operation, which will strike fear into the remaining low-level MS-13 leaders in America is a guarantee that the brutal gang can be defeated once and for all.
Now it's up to remaining state and local law enforcement agencies across the country to swoop down the wings of America's eagle of justice upon the low-level traffickers and finish being them all down.
<b>We can defeat MS-13, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump has proven through their commitment to ending the criminal gangs.</b>
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