MS-13 America's most wanted: Here are the most violent gangsters the feds want locked up

MS-13’s calling card is violence unlike anything else, and they proudly wear their affiliation in the form of jailhouse tattoos as they terrorize cities and suburbs alike. MS-13, the El Salvadoran gang that took root in America’s prisons, has spilled out onto the streets of America, committing heinous murders and rapes that leave seasoned cops stunned and disgusted.

“They kidnap. They extort. They rape and they rob,” President Trump said last week on New York’s Long Island, where MS-13 has terrorized once peaceful communities. “They stomp on their victims. They beat them with clubs, they slash them with machetes, and they stab them with knives. They have transformed peaceful parks and beautiful quiet neighborhoods into bloodstained killing fields. They’re animals.”

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Trump has turned Attorney General Jeff Sessions loose on America’s most-feared gang, and shutting down the murderous El Salvadoran organization is a top priority. With an estimated 10,000 members in the U.S., on the streets and behind bars, the job won’t be easy.

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Here are the most-wanted members of America’s most-feared gang MS-13:

Walter Yovany Gomez: The only member of MS-13 to currently be on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, Yovany Gomez, who goes by the nickname “Cholo,” is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder of a fellow gang member in Plainfield, N.J. Born in Honduras, Yovany Gomez immigrated to the U.S. illegally before becoming involved in gang life. In May 2011, it is purported that Yovany Gomez and a fellow MS-13 members took their victim out for a night of partying before beating him over the head, stabbing him in the back 17 times and slitting his throat. Their victim was killed for socializing with a rival gang.

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A federal arrest warrant was issued for Yovany Gomez in 2013 and he was last seen in Maryland after being driven there from New Jersey. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Robert Morales: A member of the Coronado clique of MS-13 who goes by the nickname “Casper,” Morales is wanted by the FBI for the alleged murder of two men and the attempted slaying of a woman in Los Angeles. Authorities purport that Morales shot and killed a man waiting at a bus stop in July 2000 and then, in November of the same year, shot and killed a fellow MS-13 member before opening fire on the man’s girlfriend. Morales, who was known to work as a handyman when not committing violent crimes, has a lengthy rap sheet that includes several assaults, burglary, narcotics transportation and domestic violence.

Carlos Flores Garcia and Victor Alfonso Argueta: Both men are wanted for a brutal double murder behind a Baltimore school in January 2006. While at a club in south Baltimore, the two MS-13 members thought they saw two other men flash a rival gang sign. A later investigation found that neither of the two victims were affiliated with any gang.

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When the two victims arrived at the local school, Garcia and Argueta attacked them – stabbing them multiple times with knives. A district court in Baltimore has charged Garcia with two counts of first-degree murder and Argueta with accessory to commit murder after the fact. Both have been charged with unlawful flight to avoid persecution, given their time on the lam and the fact that both men were born in El Salvador.

Douglas Alexander Herrera-Hernandez: The Texas Department of Public Safety added 20-year-old Herrera-Hernandez to its 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list last month after the MS-13 member known as “Terror” was connected to a June 2016 murder and another murder this July in the Houston area. Herrera-Hernandez, who is from El Salvador, has been residing in the U.S. illegally and is believed to be accompanied by a 19-year-old woman and her infant son.

Carlos Alberto Gonzalez-Barahona: While the Salvadoran national has been deported multiple times, the 26-year-old MS-13 member quickly rose to become one of Texas’ most wanted men in a span of three short days this June. On June 18, he allegedly shot and killed his estranged girlfriend inside an apartment in northwest Houston. After fleeing the scene of the crime, Gonzalez-Barahona is suspected of kidnapping the driver of a pickup truck at gunpoint in rural Brazoria County, just south of Houston, before eventually abandoning the truck in neighboring Wharton County. He has been charged with murder and aggravated kidnapping.

MS-13 becomes President Trump’s public enemy number 1

MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, was founded more than two decades ago in Southern California by immigrants fleeing El Salvador’s civil war. Its founders took lessons learned from the brutal conflict to the streets of Los Angeles, as they built a reputation as one of the most ruthless and sophisticated street gangs in the country.

Carlos Tiberio Ramirez, one of the leaders of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang in San Salvador, El Salvador
Carlos Tiberio Ramirez, one of the leaders of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang in San Salvador, El Salvador With as many as 10,000 members in 46 states, MS-13 has diversified its operations from a violent street gang, with members being convicted of crimes ranging from kidnapping and murder to drug smuggling and human trafficking. (REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez)

People arrested for being members of the MS-13 in San Salvador, El Salvador
People arrested for being members of the MS-13 in San Salvador, El Salvador MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, was founded more than two decades ago in Southern California by immigrants fleeing El Salvador’s civil war. Its founders took lessons learned from the brutal conflict to the streets of Los Angeles, as they built a reputation as one of the most ruthless and sophisticated street gangs in the country. (REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez)

Soldiers stand guard close to a Mara Salvatrucha gang related graffiti in Soyapango, El Salvador
Soldiers stand guard close to a Mara Salvatrucha gang related graffiti in Soyapango, El Salvador They have since spread throughout their home nation and helped El Salvador become the country with the fourth highest per capita murder rate in the world, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. A large wave of Salvadorans entering the U.S. in recent decades has helped the gang spread from their roots in Los Angeles and El Salvador to many immigrant pockets of the U.S. (REUTERS/Jose Cabezas)

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stands in front of pictures of MS-13 gang tattoos
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stands in front of pictures of MS-13 gang tattoos The Trump administration has made the group a focal point in the national immigration debate, although it is in some respects a homegrown organization and it is unclear how many of its members are in the U.S. illegally. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump speaks to law enforcement officials on the street gang MS-13 in Brentwood, N.Y.
President Donald Trump speaks to law enforcement officials on the street gang MS-13 in Brentwood, N.Y Trump has said aggressive immigration enforcement is the answer to MS-13, and the administration already is boasting of success. Federal authorities have announced the arrests of hundreds of suspected MS-13 gang members in recent months, but Trump’s claim of getting rid of MS-13 members “by the thousands” may be an exaggeration. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Members of the MS-13 gang are detained near the crime scene where two men were killed in San Salvador, El Salvador
Members of the MS-13 gang are detained near the crime scene where two men were killed in San Salvador, El Salvador Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to El Salvador last week to learn more about how the gang’s activities in the Central American nation affect crime in the U.S. Officials believe major gang leaders are using cellphones from Salvadoran prisons to instruct members who have crossed into the U.S. illegally to kill rivals and extort immigrants. (REUTERS/Jose Cabezas)

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