Saturday, 14 October 2017

MS-13 'gang leader' Ángel Gabriel Reyes Marroquín captured in Guatemala



Police in Guatemala say they have captured a leader of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, street gang.

 

They tweeted that Ángel Gabriel Reyes Marroquín, known as Blanco (White), was found in the town of Chimaltenango, 50km (31 miles) west of the capital.


He was reportedly wanted in connection with a gun attack on a hospital two months ago.


The gang operates internationally and was linked to the killings by machete of two girls in New York this year.


It originated in Los Angeles but has roots in Central America. It has a reputation for extreme violence.
One FBI gang specialist who has investigated the gang says its motto is "kill, rape, control".





BBC    News.