I’m continuing to track Mara Salvatrucha/MS-13, the violent illegal alien gang that has spread from El Salvador to Honduras to Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and across the heartland. The latest arrest involves an illegal alien MS-13 member in Texas wanted for masterminding a shocking bus attack in Honduras in December that claimed the lives of six children and 22 adults. From Reuters:
U.S. police have captured the head of a notorious Honduran youth gang who is wanted at home for the killing of 28 people in a bus attack last December that shocked Central America.
The Department of Homeland Security said Ebert Anibal Rivera, head of the Mara Salvatrucha gang in Honduras, was arrested after a vehicle stop in Falfurrias, Texas on Feb. 10. Rivera was later handed over to the Border Patrol.
“We are trying to find out if the U.S. authorities will press charges against him and if not we will immediately ask for his extradition so he can face justice here,” Honduran Security Minister Oscar Alvarez told a news conference on Wednesday in Tegucigalpa.
Rivera, 29, is wanted for his gang’s attack on Dec. 23 when half a dozen gunmen armed with assault rifles stopped a bus in a rough neighborhood of the northern city of San Pedro Sula and opened fire on passengers. Six of the dead were children.
Honduras said the Mara Salvatrucha carried out the attack in a warning to the government, which began a harsh crackdown on youth gangs in 2003.
Police have already arrested 12 people in connection with the murders but Rivera is believed to have fled to the United States in late December, entering the country illegally. He is accused of masterminding the bus shooting…
Wonder what job he came here to do that no one else will do?
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