Posted on July 27, 2017

Sessions To Travel To El Salvador To Fight MS-13 On Its Home Turf

Alex Pfeiffer, Daily Caller, July 27, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Credit Image: © Yuri Gripas/Reuters via ZUMA Press)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will travel to El Salvador Thursday as part of the administration’s fight against transnational criminal organizations, including MS-13, which is based out of the Central American nation.

The Justice Department said that Sessions will meet with the president of El Salvador in the nation’s capital, San Salvador, as well as participate in briefings and meetings “related to MS-13, immigration, drugs, and human trafficking.” The trip is part of an executive order President Trump signed calling for law enforcement to focus on dismantling transnational criminal gangs and stopping international drug and human trafficking.


The notoriously violent gang is based out of El Salvador and has about 10,000 members in the U.S., and recruits from the immigrant community.


Ms-13: The Notorious Gang Of El Salvador

The face through prison bars of an MS-13 gang member in the Penal de Ciudad Barrios prison in south El Salvador. (Credit Image: © Adam Hinton/Rex Shutterstock via ZUMA Press)