The MS-13 and 18th Street Gangs: Emerging Transnational Gang Threats?

Brief Description of Report

Two predominantly Latino gangs, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and the 18th Street gang (M-18), have raised concern among policy makers for several reasons.At issue for Congress is whether
the MS-13 and M-18 gangs constitute an emerging transnational criminal threat.

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Congressional Research Service
Wed, 01/30/2008