1 February, 2023

Court sentences MS-13 leader “El Blue de Ganster” to 39 years in prison

Armando Eliú Melgar Díaz is a ringleader of MS-13, who operated nationwide planning homicides and also illegally trafficked drugs

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The Savior – Santa Ana Specialized Sentencing Court, gave this afternoon the ruling against Armando Eliú Melgar, known as the Gangster Blue, He was sentenced to 39 years in prison for the crimes of proposal and conspiracy in the crime of homicide, illicit traffic and illicit groups.

The judge sentenced "Blue" to 10 years in prison for the crime of proposal and conspiracy in the crime of murder, for the crime of illicit trafficking 15 years in prison and for the crime of illegal groups 14 years in prison.

Armando Eliú Melgar Díaz is a ringleader of MS-13, who operated nationwide planning homicides and also illegally trafficked drugs. The Attorney General of the Republic had requested the maximum penalty for this gang leader.

Armando Elihu, MS13 ringleader

Armando Eliú was in charge of coordinating crimes and reporting the operations of the Gánsteres Locos Salvatruchos clique., of the MS East Coast Program between El Salvador and the United States.

The Blue migrated to the United States at 13 years and became involved in the MS13 gang in Virginia, was deported in 2013 and continued to commit crimes in El Salvador. At the end of that same year he illegally traveled to the US. to rejoin the clique.

Armando Elihu, in court hearing

At 2016, he was deported again which allowed him to continue ordering crimes from El Salvador, was responsible for receiving and distributing money to strengthen the MS structures.