Reputed MS-13 gang members arrested in food-truck extortion racket

Andrew Blankstein (Los Angeles Times) | March 18, 2013

A grand jury indictment was scheduled to be unsealed Monday for about two dozen reputed members of the notorious MS-13 gang in connection with a violent extortion racket that targeted food-truck operators.

The victims of the alleged organized shakedown were not four-wheeled foodie cuisine servers, such as the Kogi BBQ truck, but those who serve blue collar workers at construction sites, according to several law enforcement sources familiar with the case.

Those arrested were reputed Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang members but the sources, who did not want to be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the case before details were revealed in court, said the arrests were the culmination of a year-long investigation centered in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division.

The arrests took place early Friday morning, and the charges against the suspects and the nature of the alleged shakedown will be detailed in a grand jury indictment that will be unsealed Monday in a downtown courtroom, the sources said.

Read more at: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/03/lapd-busts-two-dozen-reputed-ms-13-gangsters-in-food-truck-extortion-racket.html

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2 Comments for “Reputed MS-13 gang members arrested in food-truck extortion racket”

  1. mresquire

    Eventually, we will rid our neighborhoods of the lames and cowards that call themselves “gangsters”. Prison terms will get longer, there will be more deportations (especially for the MS idiots) and society will just get sick of having to deal with the dummies and lock them up for good.

  2. Deshaun Adonis

    haha that is so mexican! i dont give a f#@$k, all brown sh*% are mexicans!

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