MS-13 roundup be­fore Don LI visit


The Sal­vado­ran govern­ment busted 113 sus­pected MS-13 gang mem­bers Thurs­day — the eve of Pres­i­dent Trump’s visit to Long Is­land to ad­dress the bru­tal gang’s choke­hold there.

The an­nounce­ment came amid US At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions’ trip to El Sal­vador, which has been the gang’s base of op­er­a­tions since its for­ma­tion in the 1980s.

“It speaks vol­umes that the at­tor­ney gen­eral has trav­eled to the nerve cen­ter of MS-13,” Deputy AG Robert Hur said dur­ing a White House press brief­ing Thurs­day.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is be­ing han­dled by Sal­vado­ran gang pros­e­cu­tors trained by US agen­cies, in­clud­ing the FBI and the Depart­ment of Jus­tice, which also aided in trans­port­ing key wit­nesses to the Cen­tral Amer­i­can na­tion for court pro­ceed­ings, ac­cord­ing to the DOJ.

Trump will ad­dress cops and law­mak­ers about MS-13 Fri­day at Suf­folk County Com­mu­nity Col­lege in Brent­wood, which is home to the county’s Po­lice Academy.

It’s also the town where the bod­ies of Nisa Mick­ens, 15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16, were dis­cov­ered last Septem­ber af­ter they were beaten and hacked to death by MS-13 mem­bers.

The teens’ par­ents are anx­iously wait­ing to learn if they’ll be able to share their story di­rectly with the pres­i­dent.

“We haven’t heard any­thing yet. We’re check­ing our e-mails,” Nisa’s dad, Robert Mick­ens, told The Post. “We would love the chance to meet the pres­i­dent. It would be an honor. It would be al­most a slap in the face if he doesn’t of­fer a hand­shake or some­thing.”

Cuevas’ mother, Eve­lyn Ro­driguez, added, “We’re still wait­ing. I would re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate it.”

Dur­ing his trip to Long Is­land, Trump will de­mand that Congress pass a pack­age of bills crack­ing down on gangs — in­clud­ing fund­ing 10,000 more ICE agents, mea­sures to more quickly boot un­doc­u­mented aliens, and penal­ties against so-called “sanc­tu­ary cities, an ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cial said.

Gang­bangers at­tacked Nisa and Kayla af­ter sev­eral dis­putes be­tween Kayla and MS-13 mem­bers played out on so­cial me­dia, ac­cord­ing to court pa­pers.

Their ac­cused killers and 14 other sus­pected MS-13 mem­bers and asso- ciates — nearly half of them ju­ve­niles — are fac­ing fed­eral charges.

Suf­folk County Po­lice say MS-13 is re­spon­si­ble for 17 mur­ders there since the start of 2016.

The gang’s grip on Long Is­land drew Trump’s at­ten­tion last De­cem­ber, when he told Time mag­a­zine, “They’re killing and rap­ing ev­ery­body out there. They’re il­le­gal.”

TALK TO US: The par­ents of slain MS-13 vic­tims Nisa Mick­ens (left, El­iz­a­beth Al­varado and Robert Mick­ens) and Kayla Cuevas (right, Freddy Cuevas and Eve­lyn Ro­driguez) hope Pres­i­dent Trump speaks with them Fri­day.


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