U.S. Justice Department, Latin American countries charge 3,800 gang members

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 29, 2017 1:10 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department and officials from three Latin American countries announced criminal charges against more than 3,800 members of the MS-13 and 18th Street gangs on Friday, including 70 people in six U.S. states.

"MS-13 coordinates across our borders to kill, rape and traffic drugs and underage girls; we’ve got to coordinate across our borders to stop them," U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement, joined by his counterparts from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

(Reporting by Justin Mitchell; Editing by David Alexander)