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Justice Department Announces Over 200 MS-13 Arrests In US

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Justice Department Announces Over 200 MS-13 Arrests In US
Over 200 suspected members of the MS-13 gang were arrested from Oct. 8 to Nov. 11 this year.
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The Department of Justice says it made over 200 arrests in the U.S. during a crackdown on the MS-13 gang.

The DOJ says its "Operation Raging Bull" made 214 MS-13 arrests across the country from Oct. 8 to Nov. 11. A previously announced part of the operation led to 53 MS-13 arrests in El Salvador.

Curbing MS-13 has been a big item on President Donald Trump's domestic agenda.

"We've gotten a lot of them out of here, big, big percentage, but the rest are coming. They'll be out of here quickly, right?" Trump said. 

And in October, Attorney General Jeff Sessions designated the gang a priority target for the agency's Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces.

Sessions said in a statement that the operation's arrests "are the next step toward making this country safer by taking MS-13 off of our streets for good."