11/16/2007

FBI, LAPD arrest 32 in crackdown on MS-13

By Ari B. Bloomekatz
The Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES Hundreds of FBI agents and Los Angeles police fanned out across the city early Thursday in what authorities described as one of the largest crackdowns to date on the notorious El Salvadoran street gang MS-13.

At least 32 alleged gang members had been arrested by Thursday afternoon in the sweep, the latest in a series of law enforcement actions taken nationwide to counter a gang linked to dozens of murders and other violent crimes.

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