After the end of the civil war in El Salvador in 1992, many members of MS-13 were sent back to El Salvador. Others are sent back after their arrest; these trips by gang members facilitate its export throughoutCentral America. As of 2018, the organization has about 10,000 members in the United States, less than 1% of gang members in the country, and a similar share of murders committed by its members.
Do you know the Vatos Locos ? Hold on tight because you may be shaking… So yes, the Vatos Locos are a street gang in many American states, Colombia as well as the European Union. Created in 1940, in Los Angeles by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans and eventually spread to New York and the European Union over the years.
The Vatos Locos gang members consider themselves a nation with certain commonalities, and their criminal activities include intimidation of students, drug trafficking and use, armed robbery and rape (yes, that’s a lot).