UPDATED 1:04 PM PT — Mon. Oct. 15, 2018
Jeff Sessions recently announced the formation of a new Department of Justice task force to tackle transnational criminal organizations like MS-13.
On Monday, the attorney general said the organization focuses on fighting the five largest international crime syndicates, including MS-13, Hezbollah and the Sinaloa Cartel.
The new department would be headed by Office of Enforcement Operations head Adam Cohen.
Sessions said the new group will allow the administration to more effectively target violent criminal gangs as well as the drug trade.
“I’ve ordered each of these subcommittees to provide me with specific recommendations within 90 days on the best way to prosecute these groups, the tactics they intend to use, and how to take them off our streets,” stated the attorney general.
Sessions said formation of the new task force will help the president keep his promise of combating groups like MS-13