Captured members of the MS in the United States

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Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

#U.S US authorities reported the arrest of four alleged leaders of the Mara Salvatrucha, known as MS-13.

The arrests were made in New York and Tennessee, on charges of racketeering and other charges, it has not been detailed involving a gang member who is on the run.

"These members of the MS-13 allegedly used violence and intimidation to further their criminal activity", said Peter Fitzhugh, agent of the Secretary of Homeland Security US.

Fitzhurgh also said that the arrests are the result of coordinated effort among the various US law enforcement to move towards dismantling the criminal group.

Some days ago, members of the United States Department of Justice and representatives of the Office of El Salvador, said three journalists in Washington DC, This type of coordinated actions, It has made possible the weakening of transnational gang in both countries.

According to official reports, detainees are: Alexander Rivera, alias "Stranger", Jaime Santana, alias “Smiley”, José García, alias "Tricky" and Amílcar Romero, alias "Soldier". All are charged with conspiracy to threats and conspiracy to distribute narcotics.

Cristian Guerrero, alias "Enigma" and Gustavo Lievano (who is a fugitive) They were charged with drug trafficking and possession charges firearms.