Mexican authorities have found members of the violent gang MS-13 among migrant caravans headed towards the United States, multiple Mexican media outlets quoted a high-ranking government official as saying.
Enrique Cárdenas del Avellano, the Ministry of Interior’s northeastern regional delegate, said that authorities have deported some MS-13 gang members they detected in migrant caravans, Mexican media outlets La Prensa, El Mañana and La Verdad de Tamaulipas reported over the weekend.
Cárdenas del Avellano told the Spanish-language outlets that he doesn’t know how many MS-13 members are in the region.
MS-13 members are in “the minority” among caravan members but “do exist” and “seek to extend their networks, especially to the United States,” Cárdenas del Avellano told the outlets. (RELATED: Migrants Riot At Mexican Immigration Station To Prevent Deportations)
The gang’s informal motto is “Mata, roba, viola, controla,” which translates to “kill, steal, rape, control.”
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