Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
The latest addition to the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list is wanted in connection to a 2010 killing on Long Island. Juan Elias Garcia was alleged involved in the execution of a 19-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son. Garcia was allegedly a member of the gang MS-13, which the FBI say is expanding on Long Island.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The Treasury Department’s decision to declare the street gang MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, a transnational criminal organization could have a large impact on Long Island, where the gang has had a strong presence.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
Mara Salvatrucha, otherwise known as MS-13, is considered one of the nation’s most violent gangs. In recent years, it has a stronghold in Long Island, where is has been considered a source of illegal activity and indiscriminate violence. Local and national law enforcement have joined forces to weaken MS-13.