WASHINGTON (WJZ) — The Department of Justice released this week a report on its efforts to “dismantle” MS-13 in the U.S. and abroad.

The data showed that since 2016, the department has prosecuted over 700 MS-13 gang members.

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So far, more than 500 of these MS-13 gang members have been convicted, including 37 who received life sentences, according to the Department of Justice.

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The report also describes the department’s efforts to combat MS-13 internationally through increased partnerships with law enforcement in Mexico and Central America.

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Through international cooperation, hundreds of MS-13 members have been arrested abroad and more than 50 MS-13 members have been extradited to the U.S.

CBS Baltimore Staff