MS-13 now targeting young children for violent gang as feds turn up the heat

The notorious and violent MS-13 gang continues to tighten its grip in communities across the United States by tapping into young, vulnerable immigrant children and giving them a sense of family, experts say.

MS-13, which originated in Los Angeles in the 1980s, has spread like wildfire to the east coast, growing their numbers most recently by targeting unaccompanied minors who’ve crossed the southern border.

“MS-13 has a powerful marketing strategy in which they offer a family for these children,” Angel Melendez, special agent-in-charge of the ICE Homeland Security Investigations unit in New York, told WJLA.

He said unaccompanied minors made up about 30 percent of recent arrests against the gang.

Read the full article at the Original Source..

Back to Top