October 12, 2017
A group of suspected MS-13 gang members in Maryland are facing charges in connection with a racketeering operation.
Federal court documents released Wednesday show the eight men are accused of four murders and extortion as well as drug trafficking.
The September indictment alleges that from 2015 to 2017 the group extorted owners of illegal businesses, and sent the profits to gang members in El Salvador.
They are also believed to have sold marijuana and cocaine, and carried out orders by the group’s leader to fatally shoot and stab four people.
The suspects ages range from 18-to-22-years old.
They are now facing sentences of up to 20-years in prison.