Singas: Indictments of 17 MS-13 members shows global reach

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that 17 alleged members and associates of the MS-13 gang have been indicted by a grand jury. She stated it was one of the biggest gang takedowns her office has ever seen

The Long Island cliques - said to be operating in Freeport, Glen Cove, Hempstead, Central Islip, Greenport, Roosevelt and Uniondale - are alleged to be under direct leadership of MS-13 members in El Salvador.

- A Nassau County, Long Island, grand jury indicted 17 people on charges including murder, conspiracy, and drug trafficking.

"Just as large corporations frequently relocate employees where their skills are needed most, MS-13 moves gang members after they commit crimes to evade law enforcement and to perform assigned work elsewhere", Singas said.

According to James Hunt, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's special agent in charge, those arrested included the highest-level MS-13 leader in the Northeast, though officials had not identified him as of late Thursday afternoon.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said the county and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency started the investigation into the gang's activities in May, identifying activities that stretched from NY to New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Texas. Singas said investigators focused on the Long Island "Hollywood" and "Sailors" cliques, or MS-13 operation cells, and added that the information obtained "will be invaluable to law enforcement agencies around the world".

"This massive multi-agency investigation laid bare the global size, complexity and brutality of MS-13, and these indictments strike a heavy blow to the gang's operations on Long Island", Singas said. "These alleged gang members have terrorized vulnerable immigrant communities (and) trafficked deadly heroin into our neighborhoods".

The multiple crimes in the 21-count indictment include murder in the second degree operating as a major trafficker and conspiracy in the second degree. All of the defendants face up to 25 to life in prison if convicted

"We didn't start this case out to get this guy".

Two of the suspects were indicted in connection with the murder of Angel Soler, 16, of Roosevelt, whose mutilated body was found October 19 in remote woods near the Southern State Parkway, where cement was poured over his body. "But through great investigation, we found a pathway to the highest echelons of MS-13 on Long Island".

The indictment includes the murder of Angel Soler, who was 15 when he disappeared in July. Cement had been poured over his body, authorities revealed.

The seven-month investigation also thwarted three separate murder attempts, which were supposed to take place in Nassau County, Elizabeth, New Jersey, and Prince George's County, Maryland. Authorities say the bust involved the prevention of at least three MS-13 gang killings, and that Nassau County alone has made 150 arrests in the past few months.

Authorities also seized 4 kilograms of heroin worth an estimated $1 million, officials said.

Android Oreo (Go Edition) running Nokia 1 smartphone spotted online
The alleged Nokia 1 in the first image seems to be wrapped in a case and the second one is the actual device without any cover. With the recently leaked images, we can say that the device bears the same design as the recently launched Nokia 2 .

Related:

  • Brokers Opinions on: Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB)

    Their average price target spell out an upbeat performance - a 6% and would give VIAB a market capitalization of almost $12.73B. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of QEP Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) on Tuesday, January 2 to "Hold" rating.
    Forest defender gets dog 'Gunner' after shooting down Arsenal

    Forest defender gets dog 'Gunner' after shooting down Arsenal

    On Tuesday, he posted a picture on Twitter of himself with a French bulldog, introducing his latest family member as "Gunner". To make the story more amusing and rub salt into Arsenal wounds it has been called Gunner.

    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts

    The company owns and operates USA theme parks, including the popular SeaWorld (R), Busch Gardens (R) and Sesame Place (R) brands. The stock of MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, January 28 by JP Morgan.
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 to Receive The Oreo Flavor: All Details

    Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 to Receive The Oreo Flavor: All Details

    If you want in, better take your chance now, although the deadline is on January, 8th at 23:59 (Beijing Time). To sign for the beta testing, you have to download the Xiaomi MIUI Forum application from the Play Store.

    Ctrip.Com International (CTRP) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.15

    The institutional investor owned 977,979 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 2,979 shares during the period. Piper Jaffray maintained Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) on Thursday, November 19 with "Overweight" rating.
    Dissecting the Insider Trading Patterns of Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)

    Dissecting the Insider Trading Patterns of Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)

    Ledyard Financial Bank stated it has 0% in Micron Technology, Inc . "(MU)" was first published by BBNS and is owned by of BBNS. Micron and Intel said they expect no change in the cadence of their respective 3D NAND technology development of future nodes.
  • Class Action: Did Ford Also Tamper with Emissions Tests?

    Class Action: Did Ford Also Tamper with Emissions Tests?

    Bloomberg News reports that the suit includes 58 alleged violations of state consumer law, racketeering, and false advertising.
    Nokia launches new budget phone with two-day battery life

    Nokia launches new budget phone with two-day battery life

    The smartphone will come with connectivity option such as 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB. Besides these models, it is known that HMD Global will launch the Nokia 9 on January 19 in China.
    'Tully' Teaser Trailer: Charlize Theron, Diablo Cody & Jason Reitman Have Another Kid

    'Tully' Teaser Trailer: Charlize Theron, Diablo Cody & Jason Reitman Have Another Kid

    No this doesn't look like Aronofsky's mother! but rather a look into what motherhood entails in the year 2018. The first half of the new trailer for the upcoming movie " Tully " features scenes familiar to any parent.
  • Conti and Bosch to acquire 5% each of Here Technologies

    Conti and Bosch to acquire 5% each of Here Technologies

    Both acquisitions are subject to approval by antitrust authorities, but the Bosch deal is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter.

    Middleton & Co Lowered Cbs New (CBS) Stake; Invesco Value Municipal Income Trust (IIM) Sentiment Is 2.12

    John Shapiro decreased its stake in Cbs Corp New (CBS) by 3.54% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content to audiences worldwide.
    Caitlyn Jenner accuses Kardashian clan of 'leaking stories' to the press

    Caitlyn Jenner accuses Kardashian clan of 'leaking stories' to the press

    Caitlyn Jenner may not speak to the Kardashians anymore, but she's still close to her biological children. Caitlyn responded: "Except for the last few pages when I talked about gender confirmation".

Comments

Latest news

Markets set new records on earnings optimism, liquidity
On Thursday, the equity indices closed with modest gains with healthy buying in IT, Teck and realty stocks . On Friday, the 31-scrip index touched a new high 34638.42, while the 51-scrip index also rose at 10,689.10.

Kering to Spin Off Puma, Saying Goodbye to Sports Lifestyle
The number of Puma's publicly traded shares would be increased to approximately 55 percent, a statement from Kering said. The sports goods company will probably now be a candidate for inclusion in Germany's mid-cap index, Duplaix said.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Analysts See $0.99 EPS
Moreover, Barrett Asset Management Ltd Company has 3.32% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) for 557,066 shares. Seabridge Inv Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.1% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ).

Inc. NY Cuts Stake in Southwestern Energy (SWN)
Public Sector Pension Inv Board holds 0.73% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 2.26M shares. The stock exchanged hands 41.28 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 18.28 Million shares.

How Insiders and Institutions are Trading Schlumberger Limited (SLB)
The firm owned 68,004 shares of the oil and gas company's stock after purchasing an additional 1,708 shares during the period. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Schlumberger in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st.

California State Teachers Retirement System Boosts Position in Southern Copper Corporation (SCCO)
On Tuesday, August 15 Squires James A sold $2.93M worth of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) or 24,407 shares. BMO Capital Markets maintained Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) on Thursday, November 30 with "Hold" rating.

OnePlus 5T Lava Red variant launched in India at Rs.37999
The OnePlus 5T comes in a 6GB RAM +64GB ROM variant as well, though Lava Red can only be bough in 8GB RAM configuration. After weeks of requests from fans, OnePlus has finally launched the OnePlus 5T Lava Red edition in India.

Hogan Announces State Lawmaker Term Limit Bill
Fifty-nine percent of African-American voters approved of the job he is doing, while 31 percent disapproved. His approval rating among Republicans is 86 percent and 78 percent with independent voters.

Reliance Jio planning its own cryptocurrency called JioCoin
Earlier the RIL chairman predicted that India will be ahead of the U.S. in terms of data infrastructure by 2019. The blockchain technology, once developed, may be put to other uses, like supply chain logistics and so on.

Palace delays naming gov't official to be fired
Roque said the President is reviewing the charter of the concerned agency. PCUP officials and Santiago have since denied allegations. But I guess even that is held in abeyance", he said.

Colombia paralyzes dialogue with ELN after new guerrilla attacks
The ELN, founded by radical Roman Catholic priests in 1964, has sought peace with the government before but made little progress. In turn, the government agreed to improve protection for community leaders and conditions for about 450 jailed rebels.

Ivanka Trump Is Being Slammed For Her Time's Up Tweet
Ivanka Trump , special adviser to the US President Donald Trump , was impressed by Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes . They are literally dragging her by her cheap Ivanka Trump shoes and it's well deserved.

NCAA rules Auburn center Austin Wiley ineligible for season
He sat out the 2015-16 season because of questions about his high school transcript and ACT scores. At 5:13 p.m., the NCAA announced that Austin Wiley had ruled out for the remainder for the season .

Kenya Protests EU's 'Disdainful' Release of Elections Report
However, the Kenyan embassy in Brussels said it regrets the "premature manner" in which the report was released. "Marietje Schaake.

Yemen's Houthis fire ballistic missile at Saudi military airport
Just this week, Houthi rebels announced they've built a new locally designed missile to fight against the Saudi-led alliance. In the Baqim district of Saada province, two people were killed in a coalition airstrike on a house, another witness said.

Other news