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    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Long Island Friday, pledging to wipe out the notorious MS-13 gang that has been blamed for nearly a dozen deaths over the past seven months. Greg Cergol reports.

    (Published Friday, April 28, 2017)

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will visit Boston on Thursday to discuss transnational criminal organizations.

    He will deliver his remarks to federal law enforcement at 3 p.m. at the U.S. Attorney's Office. No further information about his visit were immediately released.

    Along with President Donald Trump, the attorney general has repeatedly condemned MS-13, a violent international street gang with members across the U.S., El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico. After a raid in the Boston area last year, authorities accused the gang of recruiting teenagers in high schools with large immigrant populations from Central America.

    In July, Sessions traveled to El Salvador on a mission to work with that country's government against MS-13. In a visit to New York earlier this year, he vowed to wipe out the gang altogether.

    Last week, Sessions' Justice Department said it would reallocate focus from the Obama-era "collaborative reform" program aimed at helping police departments build trust in communities to helping cities dismantle gangs and arrest violent criminals.

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