Notorious MS-13 Gang Leader Arrested on Terror Charges

( Cesar Humberto Lopez-Larios, a high ranking leader of the MS-13 gang, was arrested in Houston, Texas. Lopez-Larios has had a warrant for his arrest for three years, but was able to avoid getting arrested. The FBI and Homeland Security were at the George Bush Airport when Lopez-Larios arrived and he was immediately detained.

Lopez-Larios is also an original, founding member of the “Twelve Apostles of the Devil” that now has 14 members in its ranks. Breon Peace, a U.S. attorney, said the catch of a senior ranking member of a prolific criminal enterprise is a great achievement. Peace said Lopez-Larios will receive judicial accountability in Long Island, a place he has helped turn into a war zone.

Lopez-Larios faces charges of conspiracy to fund and commit acts of terrorism across national borders. Federal officials are still searching for two MS-13 associates and they are offering $20,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

MS-13 started in Los Angeles in the 1980s by El Salvador immigrants as a way to protect immigrants from LA gang violence. The office of the U.S. attorney said MS-13 is responsible for a number of crimes in the U.S., including murders, trafficking, kidnapping, and extortion. The statement says the gang members would wire funds back to El Salvador.

Donald Trump has famously referred to MS-13 as an example of violence that can occur with open border policies. Trump has referred to Biden’s border policies as the cause of an invasion at the southern border. Biden’s campaign team has pushed back to say that he is using extreme rhetoric and baseless accusing immigrants of causing violence in the U.S.

Immigration is one of the strongest issues that voters are considering in the 2024 election rematch between Trump and Biden. While Biden has recently signed an executive order, Republicans have said the move is just posturing by the president and won’t help resolve the problems at the southern border.

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