President Donald Trump announces the arrest of MS-13 leaders in Nevada and New York. The arrests were made of key figures of the MS-13 international gang on Wednesday. The Department of Justice would order the death penalty for MS-13 members who are convicted of capital crimes.
“We have the MS-13 leader on charges of terrorism — that’s a first,” Trump said during an Oval Office meeting in the presence of Nevada U.S. Attorney Nick Trutanich.
Trump said at least 21 key figures of the MS-13 were arrested in Nevada and New York in the last week.
During his first month in the Oval Office, Donald Trump signed an order to dismantle transnational criminal organizations and MS-13 was listed as a top priority for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces.
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