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Justice Department Charges 14 Leaders of MS-13 Gang With Terrorism Offenses

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Justice Department Charges 14 Leaders of MS-13 Gang With Terrorism Offenses

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Fourteen of the highest-ranking leaders of the gang MS-13 have been indicted on a series of charges related to terrorism, the Justice Department announced on Thursday. These members of the gang allegedly operated as the group’s board of directors, known as Ranfla Nacional, and directed the criminal activity that was carried out around the world for nearly two decades, the department said. A 31-page criminal indictment was unsealed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York that laid out the details of the gang’s activity. “The indictment announced today is the highest-reaching and most sweeping indictment targeting MS-13 and its command and control structure in U.S. history,” Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said in a statement. “This indictment reflects an important step toward achieving” the goal of eliminating MS-13 leadership’s ability to operate the gang and direct its criminal activity, he added. The department had created Joint Task Force …

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