The crackdown on the MS-13 gang by ICE and other agencies continues. This week, authorities arrested over a dozen members of the violent gang in Ohio.
NBC 4 in Columbus reports:
Several members of MS-13 gang arrested in central Ohio
Multiple members of the MS-13 gang have been arrested in central Ohio, according to federal authorities.
According to a release by the Department of Justice, federal and local law enforcement agencies in central Ohio and Indiana arrested 13 people Tuesday morning associated with the MS-13 gang.
A federal grand jury charged 10 individuals with conspiracy to commit extortion, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and use of a firearm during a crime of violence in an indictment returned here on July 27. Five other individuals were arrested and charged in criminal complaints with federal immigration-related crimes. Two of the 15 remain fugitives.
“MS-13 is an incredibly violent gang. That’s its calling card. In fact the motto of the gang is, ‘Kill, rape and control,’” said U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman of the Southern District of Ohio. “The enforcement action today is the product of an investigation that has been going on for well over a year, year and a half.”
He said the indictment reaches as far back as 2010, but said the MS-13 Columbus clique could have been in Central Ohio before then.
Here’s the video report:
This is great news. This gang is a menace to law abiding citizens.