In raids across the country this week, federal agents swooped down on members of the MS-13 gang.
CNN described the gang as the most violent in the country which has terrified citizens in several major cities.
More than 50 pre-dawn raids were conducted and timed to catch the suspects off guard. Los Angeles is the US base for the gang, which is reported to have tens of thousands of members worldwide.
Over half of those arrested in L.A. were in the U.S. illegally. Los Angeles is a ‘sanctuary city’ making it much harder to deport these criminals.
The gang gets its name from requiring all new members to endure a 13-second beating as part of being accepted into the gang.
The Trump administration has made the MS-13 a major target. The gang was allowed to thrive under the lax immigration policies of the Obama administration.