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US Attorney: MS-13 Gang Member Admits to Stabbing Rival Gang Member

He's facing up to 20 years when he's sentenced on Dec. 22

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    Weapons seized earlier this month during a massive indictment of alleged MS-13 gang members.

    Federal authorities say a member of an international criminal gang has pleaded guilty in connection with the stabbing of a rival gang member last year. 

    U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz's office says 29-year-old Mauricio Sanchez of Chelsea, Massachusetts, was one of 61 individuals named in a January indictment targeting the alleged criminal activity of MS-13 gang members in the state. 

    Authorities say Sanchez admitted Friday that he and other MS-13 members stabbed a gang rival near Bellingham Square in Chelsea in December 2015. He pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy. 

    He's facing up to 20 years when he's sentenced on Dec. 22. 

    Weapons Seized, 56 Alleged Gang Members Arrested

    [NECN] Weapons Seized, 56 Alleged Gang Members Arrested in Boston Area
    Federal authorities say they charged 56 members of the MS-13 gang in a series of overnight raids in and around Boston. (Published Friday, Jan. 29, 2016)

    MS-13 has over 6,000 members in the U.S. and over 30,000 members internationally, mainly in El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.

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