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N.C. Authorities In El Salvador To Learn More About Gang Violence

Posted April 5, 2006 4:25 a.m. EDT

— Some police officers from Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte are traveling south to learn how to deal with gang violence.

The officers are in El Salvador, focusing specifically on the MS-13 gang.

Police consider that group the fastest-growing and most violent gang in the country. Gang activity has been reported in several North Carolina counties, including Wake.

The training involves several Central American countries and the FBI.