Seventeen reputed MS-13 street gang members and associates were arrested recently for their alleged roles a dozen murders, including a quadruple slaying in Central Islip four months ago, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini will testify Wednesday at a U.S. Senate hearing on MS-13, the street gang that investigators suspect committed a recent quadruple murder in Central Islip, officials said.
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.
U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions cited last week’s quadruple murder on Long Island while touting a renewed federal crackdown on the violent street gang investigators suspect was responsible: MS-13.
The bodies of four male homicide victims were discovered in a wooded area of a Central Islip park, Suffolk County police said.
U.S. Attorney Robert Capers was reportedly among 46 Obama-appointed federal prosecutors ousted by the Trump administration.
Law enforcement officials on Thursday announced a sweeping indictment charging 13 members of the notorious MS-13 gang with seven murders.
Thirteen MS-13 gang members were charged Thursday for more than a half dozen murders, including the 2016 slayings of three Brentwood teenagers, authorities said. The brutal murders of 15-year-old Nisa Mickens and 16-year-old Kayla Cuevas last September sent shockwaves across the community and prompted pledges from law enforcement that the killers would be brought to justice. Five months later, they were, authorities said.
Suffolk County police will deploy license plate readers in Brentwood amid recent gang slayings in the community. The short-term goal is to use the devices to solve open cases, officials said. But ultimately authorities hope to “decimate the gangs that have committed these crimes,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said outside the department’s third precinct in Bay Shore Monday morning.