Suffolk County police raided four Huntington Station bars early Saturday, making one weapons arrest and arresting five others for gambling and drug offenses, authorities said.
Police raided the bars around 1 a.m. off New York Avenue and West Hills Road, working with Homeland Security and state liquor authority inspectors, police said.
Suffolk police said the raids were “targeted because of MS-13 and other illegal activity,” but authorities did not elaborate on what ties to MS-13 were found.
The raids came the day after President Donald Trump spoke on Long Island vowing to crack down on the Salvadoran MS-13 gang, wanted for up to 17 killings on Long Island since January 2016 in communities such as Brentwood and Islip.
Suffolk County and Huntington Town officials also met last week to discuss a strategy for steering youths away from gangs.
The Suffolk County Police and Firearms Suppression Team led the raid at Santa Rosa Restaurant at 118 West Hills Rd., where five people were arrested on charges ranging from possession of a…
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