TITLE

THE MOST DANGEROUS GANG IN AMERICA

AUTHOR(S)
Campo-Flores, Arian; Briscoe, Daren; Klaidman, Daniel; Isikoff, Michael; Ordonez, Jennifer; Contreras, Joseph; Cruz, Alvaro
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Newsweek;3/28/2005, Vol. 145 Issue 13, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Profiles the Mara Salvatrucha gang and the efforts of law enforcement to combat their illegal activity. Details of several murders and violent acts attributed to the gang; Claim that the Mara Salvatrucha gang consists of nearly 10,000 members across 33 U.S. states; Report that the gang consists primarily of Central American immigrants in the U.S., with branches of the gang in Central America; Origins of the gang in Los Angeles, California among refugees from a civil war in El Salvador; Activities of the gang, including drug trafficking, theft, and violence; Efforts of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to arrest and punish gang members.
ACCESSION #
16479562

 

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