An admitted MS-13 street gang member from Freeport was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in federal prison for killing two other gang members in a two-week span five years ago.
Local, New York State and federal officials announced plans last week to crack down on MS-13, the violent transnational street gang that authorities suspect committed a recent quadruple murder in Central Islip.
Suffolk County police identified the four recent Central Islip murder victims who investigators believe were killed by the street gang MS-13 and urged tipsters to come forward with information to help investigators.
The bodies of four male homicide victims were discovered in a wooded area of a Central Islip park, Suffolk County police said.
Law enforcement officials on Thursday announced a sweeping indictment charging 13 members of the notorious MS-13 gang with seven murders.