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MS-13 gang labeled transnational criminal group, a first for US street gang

• Christian Science Monitor By Howard LaFranchi
 For the first time, a street gang operating in the United States has been officially designated a transnational criminal organization, empowering officials to more aggressively target the group, Mara Salvatrucha MS-13, which engages in the drug, sex, and human trafficking trades.
MS-13 is an El Salvador-based gang that over three decades has developed into a violent criminal force from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.

Naming the gang a transnational criminal organization suggests how the group has evolved from being primarily a criminal element in Central American immigrant communities to a regional organized crime network delving into a range of illegal markets, experts in North and Central American crime patterns say.

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Comment by Temper Bay
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 Why not just name them 'Dead' and be done with the problem?   The best cure of any MS-13 has always been a bullet thru the head - been the answer for decades.

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