Crime Feds Capture Alleged Gang Member on 'Most Wanted' List

00:18  13 august  2017
00:18  13 august  2017 Source:   NBC News

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An alleged MS-13 gang member on the FBI's "10 Most Wanted " list was captured Friday, authorities said, after going on the run in connection with a brutal 2011 slaying in New Jersey. Agents apprehended Walter Yovany Gomez without incident in Woodbridge, Virginia, said Tim Gallagher

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An alleged MS-13 gang member on the FBI's "10 Most Wanted" list was captured Friday, authorities said, after going on the run in connection with a brutal 2011 slaying in New Jersey.

Agents apprehended Walter Yovany Gomez without incident in Woodbridge, Virginia, said Tim Gallagher, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Newark Division.

"Tips all along had generated interest in the Washington, D.C., area and a tip from the general public placed him in northern Virginia," Gallagher said.

He added that Gomez is expected to be extradited to Newark and face charges of murder and racketeering.

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Juan Garcia, 21, an alleged member of the MS-13 street gang , is taken into custody in Nicaragua on Thursday, March 27, 2014. One day after he was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list , Garcia, sought in the execution-style murders of his 19-year-old former girlfriend and her toddler son

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Gomez was a known member of the MS-13 gang from Honduras and entered the U.S. illegally, the FBI said. His name was added to the "Most Wanted List" in April and the bureau had offered a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to his arrest.

The FBI said Gomez is a suspected co-conspirator in the murder of a man who was found in a New Jersey apartment with his throat cut and stabbed 17 times in the back. The victim was suspected of socializing with a rival gang and was allegedly ordered to be killed by MS-13 leaders.

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During a rally in Huntington, West Virginia, earlier this month, President Donald Trump praised law enforcement and immigration officials for cracking down on gang members, particularly MS-13.

"We are taking the fight to the drug smugglers, human traffickers and the vile criminal cartels like MS-13 who are being thrown out of our country so quickly you can't even count," he said. "We are liberating American communities from these vicious, violent gangs."

FBI: 2 alleged MS-13 gang members arrested in New Jersey .
Federal officials say two alleged members of the MS-13 gang have been arrested in New Jersey. The FBI announced Friday that fugitives Jose Manuel Romero-Parada and Willians Ernesto Lovos-Ayala were apprehended in Galloway Township.Romero-Parada, formerly of Indianapolis, was one of 15 people recently indicted in Ohio for allegedly conspiring to extort and launder money for MS-13, an El-Salvador-based gang consisting chiefly of immigrants or descendants of immigrants from Central America.Romero-Parada's also wanted in El Salvador on kidnapping related charges.

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