Over 700 Gang Members in Central America Arrested in U.S.-Assisted Actions

The charges resulted from a coordinated law enforcement action under Operation Regional Shield, a DOJ-led initiative to combat transnational organized crime.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have brought criminal charges against more than 700 members of cross-border criminal organizations, primarily the MS-13 and 18th Street gangs, in a U.S.-assisted effort, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Friday, November 27th.

“The U.S. Department of Justice and our law enforcement partners in Central America are committed to continued collaboration in locating and arresting gang members and associates engaged in transnational crimes,” said U.S. Attorney General William Barr, according to the statement.

The charges resulted from a one-week coordinated law . . .

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