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Ms 13

Eleven alleged members of transnational gang MS-13 will stand trial early next year in connection to 10 homicides, 14 attempted murders and other violent crimes that occurred in Santa Maria over a three-year period. Arrested in March 2016 by local and federal law enforcement during the overnight Operation Matador sting, the defendants face 50 felony counts of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and criminal street gang activity.

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