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El Salvador Captures 120 Members of Mara Salvatrucha Gang

Salvadoran authorities captured 120 members and associates of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, prosecutors said Thursday, part of a broad offensive to curb the escalation of gang-related killings in the Central American nation. During the operation, which started Wednesday night, police arrested five leaders of MS-13 and seized motels, restaurants, brothels and dozens of buses controlled by the gang. "Of the eight main ringleaders, we have captured five ... including the...

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