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    Gang member caught in Hyannis probe

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    By Jon Offredo
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    January 19, 2012


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    An alleged member of one of the most dangerous gangs in America was arrested after a two-week-long joint investigation between local police and a government agency.

    Martir Lemus, 28, of El Salvador was taken into custody along with four other suspected gang members and illegal immigrants after Barnstable police and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents found the five men at a house they shared in Hyannis' Fresh Holes neighborhood.

    Sgt. Sean Sweeney said that while Lemus is a confirmed member of the gang, MS-13, the other four are only suspected to be part of the gang.

    He added that there is some question as to their true identities and nationalities.

    The four men, all supposedly of El Salvador, were taken into custody by ICE.

    Lemus faces charges stemming from an incident in Somerville. Police there charged him with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

    According to the FBI, MS-13 is mostly made up of Salvadoran nationals or first-generation Salvadoran-Americans, but also Hondurans, Guatemalans, Mexicans and other Central and South American immigrants.

    The gang, which originated in Los Angeles, is known for its violent acts and intimidation against rival gangs, law enforcement and the general public. It is known for using firearms, machetes or blunt objects.

    Lemus was arraigned Wednesday in Barnstable District Court.

    He also will have a detainer placed against him by the immigration agency, which requests that a law enforcement agency notify it before releasing him to allow it to assume custody.

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    These gangs are everywhere. Glad they caught some members!

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    As illegal immigration spreads, so do dangerous gangs

    Dave Gibson, Immigration Reform Examiner

    January 20, 2012

    Barnstable, MA – On Wednesday, police arrested MS-13 gang member Martir Lemus, 28, of El Salvador on an outstanding warrant for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

    The arrest came after a two-week joint investigation by the Barnstable Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement into increased gang activity in the village of Hyannis.

    Lemus is in the country illegally and is being held on an ICE detainer.

    Along with Lemus, four other illegal aliens were also taken into custody and are also being held on ICE detainers.

    MS-13 (or Mara Salvatrucha) was formed by Salvadoran, mostly illegal immigrants in the 1980’s, during El Salvador’s civil war. While the gang was originally made up exclusively of Salvadorans, they now accept all Central Americans as well as Mexicans. MS stands for Mara (slang for mob), Salva (El Salvador), Trucha (slang for on-guard).

    MS-13 began in Los Angeles and as members moved deeper into the country, more loosely structured gangs or cliques were formed. However, these cliques continued to communicate with one another, and the network was formed.

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