Alleged MS-13 members face new indictment in teens’ deaths

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal grand jury has issued an updated indictment against 11 alleged MS-13 gang members for the kidnappings and killings of two northern Virginia teenagers in 2016.

Prosecutors say the defendants could face the death penalty.

The indictment issued Thursday alleges that a high-ranking MS-13 member from El Salvador, Edenilson Misael Alfaro, authorized other gang members to lure, kidnap, and kill 17-year-old Edvin Escobar Mendez of Falls Church and 14-year-old Sergio Arita Triminio of Alexandria.

The victims’ bodies were found buried in Holmes Run Park in Falls Church in March 2017.

According to prosecutors, Mendez was murdered because the defendants suspected he was a member of a rival gang intending to infiltrate MS-13.

‘Murdaland Mafia Piru’ Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Racketeering And Drug Conspiracies

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A member of the violent “Murdaland Mafia Piru” Bloods gang plead guilty Wednesday to drug and racketeering charges.

According to 28-year-old Devon Dent’s plea agreement, he was a member of the MMP and took part in the gang’s affairs through a pattern of racketeering activities including murder, extortion, robbery, witness tampering and retaliation, money laundering, and drug distribution.

MMP is a subset of the Bloods gang that controlled the drug trade in large parts of northwest Baltimore and Baltimore County, including Forest Park, Windsor Mill, Gwynn Oak, Howard Park, Woodlawn, and Walbrook Junction.

MS-13 members seeking to ‘hit’ NY police officers living in parts of Long Island: report

Members of the MS-13 gang looking to improve their “street credibility” are reportedly aiming to target New York police officers who live in some areas of Long Island.

NYPD 105th Precinct officials issued a word of caution to officers residing in Brentwood, Central Islip and Patchogue about the “threats” as the gang members were apparently caught surveying officers’ homes, the New York Post reported Tuesday, citing an internal memo.

“Intel has been obtained that members of MS13 are looking to ‘hit’ NYPD police officers, specifically in the Brentwood/Central Islip area, as well as possibly Patchogue in order to gain street credibility,” the document reportedly said. “These members are conducting reconnaissance of [member of service] private residences.”