Seventeen reputed MS-13 street gang members and associates were arrested this week on murder, conspiracy and drug trafficking charges in a round-up spanning Nassau County, New Jersey and Maryland, authorities said.
A Maryland woman became the third suspect arrested in what authorities have described as the gang-motivated killing of a teenager found dead in Massapequa Preserve six months ago, Nassau County police said.
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.