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Police here say they have stopped the Mara Salvatrucha, an extremely dangerous gang with roots in Central and South America and in the U.S., from establishing a foothold in this city after a sweep this week ended in the arrests of 17 members, including several believed to be plotting the murder of a member of the criminal justice system.
Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, has been called the most dangerous street gang in America. MS-13 is known for its propensity for ferocious violence and has been known to decapitate or to cut the hands off enemies.
Police here say a man with known connections to one of the largest and most notoriously dangerous gangs in North America is living in B.C.
In the wake of Wednesday's arrest in Toronto of 17 alleged members of the Mara Salvatrucha, a violent criminal organization with an estimated 30,000 members in the United States, police in B.C. have confirmed the gang already has a presence in the province.
"We are aware of one individual that's regularly identifiable as a member or having been a member of that gang," Sgt. Shinder Kirk, spokesman for the B.C. Integrated Gang Task Force, said yesterday.
Originally posted by TheComte
This reminds me somewhat of The Shield with the Armenians. If anyone watches that show then they know what I'm talking about.
Originally posted by Dulcimer
I am not familiar, I would like to know what you are talking about. I personally believe this is some sort of gang activity.