‘Disrupt and destroy MS-13’: DOJ announces first-ever terrorism charges in nationwide gang crackdown
The announcement came a day after grand juries in New York City and Nevada handed up new charges against nearly two dozen MS-13 members.
The leader of MS-13 has been charged with terrorism amid a nationwide crackdown on the group, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.
The indictment, unsealed in Virginia against Melgar Diaz, marked the first time the Justice Department has brought terrorism charges against a member of MS-13.
Attorney General William Barr described Diaz as “the person who would green-light assassinations” for the gang in the United States
“We believe the monsters who murder children should be put to death,” Trump told reporters at the White House, adding that his administration would not rest before bringing every member of the gang to justice.