GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Eight young men have been charged for their alleged roles in a MS-13 gang racketeering conspiracy that operated in Maryland.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release Wednesday that the men were named in a superseding indictment that a federal grand jury returned last month.
The men, who range in age from 18 through 22, are alleged to be members of MS-13. The indictment says they were members and associates of MS-13 who planned and committed homicides, drug and gun trafficking, and extortion.
The homicides included a slaying in March in Bedford County, Virginia.
Prosecutors say all eight men are in custody.
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