Senior MS-13 Leader Captured on California-Mexico Border After Three Years on the Run

Senior MS-13 Leader Captured on California-Mexico Border After Three Years on the Run

A senior leader of the notorious MS-13 gang, Freddy Ivan Jandres-Parada, has been apprehended on the California-Mexico border after evading authorities for over three years, court records reveal. Jandres-Parada, also known as ‘Lucky de Park View,’ had been on the run since December 2020 when he was indicted, along with more than a dozen other MS-13 members, on terrorism charges by the US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York.

FBI agents successfully captured Jandres-Parada in San Diego on March 7, according to officials. The 48-year-old El Salvadoran national waived his right to bail the following day and is currently being held at the federal jail in San Diego. He will soon be transferred to federal custody in New York to await trial.

Jandres-Parada, who was on the FBI’s Most Wanted list with a $10,000 reward for his arrest, is alleged to be one of the highest-ranking leaders of MS-13 worldwide. He faces charges related to terrorism offenses, including ordering acts of violence against civilians, law enforcement, rival gang members, as well as involvement in drug distribution and extortion schemes on a global scale.

While Jandres-Parada has been apprehended, two other members of MS-13’s governing body, César Humberto López-Larios and Hugo Armando Quinteros-Mineros, remain at large. The 14 suspected MS-13 members, including the three aforementioned leaders, are facing federal charges for conspiracy to provide and conceal material support to terrorists and conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries.

According to the indictment, the gang’s governing body, known as the “Ranfla Nacional,” emerged from a hierarchical structure formed in a Salvadoran prison in 2002, referred to as the “Twelve Apostles of the Devil.” This criminal board of directors oversaw MS-13’s activities worldwide, issuing execution orders, or “green lights,” to eliminate rivals, disloyal members, and law enforcement officials.

MS-13, also known as “La Mara Salvatrucha,” originated as a Los Angeles street gang in the 1980s, primarily composed of Central American immigrants. Over time, it has evolved into one of the nation’s most violent criminal syndicates, notorious for its involvement in brutal machete killings, including the infamous murders of three Brentwood high school students in 2016.

Author: CrimeDoor

1 Response

  1. Wow, this is such a significant development in the fight against gang violence. I remember reading about the MS-13 gang a few years ago and being horrified by their activities. It’s incredible that Freddy Ivan Jandres-Parada, a senior leader of such a notorious gang, was finally apprehended after evading authorities for so long.

    I live in a neighborhood that has been affected by gang activity, although not specifically MS-13. It’s a constant concern for the community, as innocent

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