The Salvadoran government charged 113 suspected MS-13 gang members Thursday.
The announcement came amid a visit from US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has made gang-busting a priority since a March directive from President Trump, according to a statement from the Department of Justice.
“It speaks volumes that the Attorney General has traveled to the nerve center of MS-13,” said Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Robert Hur during a separate White House press briefing Thursday.
Some of those charged were allegedly involved in a high-profile killing of three LGBT people in the country’s La Paz section. The alleged shooter fled to the US and is in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, according Justice Department officials.
The Central American government charged 600 gang members not affiliated with MS-13 on Wednesday, Justice officials noted.