A high-ranking MS-13 leader was prosecuted for terrorism in New York – La Opinion

A high-ranking MS-13 leader was prosecuted for terrorism in New York – La Opinion



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Fredy Ivan Jandres-Parada, also known as “Lucky de Park View” and “Lacky de Park View,” a high-ranking leader of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, was indicted for terrorism in federal court in Central Islip, New York by federal Judge Steven L. Tiscione, on Friday, the Justice Department reported in a press release.

Jandres-Parada and 13 other senior MS-13 leaders were indicted in December 2020 for terrorism offenses related to their direction of the transnational criminal organization’s criminal activities in the United States, El Salvador, Mexico and elsewhere. during the last two decades.

Jandres-Parada is charged with conspiracy to provide and conceal material support to terrorists, conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national borders, conspiracy to finance terrorism and conspiracy to commit narcoterrorism.

Freddy Ivan Jandres-Parada, 48, also known as Lucky De Park View, one of the most wanted narcoterrorists by the FBI, He was captured on March 21 in San Diego, California after having been on the run for almost four years.

After more than three years, Jandres-Parada was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) earlier this month and made an initial appearance in federal court in the Southern District of California. , where he was ordered transferred in custody to the Eastern District of New York.

Federal prosecutors charged alleged MS-13 gang members with material support for terrorism and narcoterrorismalleging that the group ran “military-style training camps; obtained weapons, pistols, rifles, grenades, improvised explosive devices (“IEDs”) and rocket launchers” and “directed acts of violence and murder in El Salvador, the United States and elsewhere,” according to the accusation.

One of the most wanted by the FBI

“As alleged, Jandres-Parada, a high-ranking MS-13 leader, engaged in drug trafficking, public and private displays of violence and terrorism, all in pursuit of power for the organization,” said Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY).

“This arrest is a monumental achievement for our Office and our international partners, and highlights our dedication to dismantling MS-13 and their reign of terror wherever they hide,” Peace said.

As set forth in the indictment and related court documents, Jandres-Parada and his co-defendants They are part of the command and control structure of MS-13composed of Ranfla Nacional, Ranfla en Las Calles and Ranfla en Los Penales and play important leadership roles in the organization’s operations in El Salvador, Mexico, the United States and around the world.

Total, 27 of MS-13’s highest-ranking leaders have been charged in the Eastern District of New York in this indictment and the related US indictment against Arévalo-Chávez, et al.

As further alleged, in approximately 2002, Jandres-Parada, his co-defendants, and other MS-13 leaders began to establish a hierarchical and highly organized command and control structure as a means of carrying out their decisions and enforcing their orders, even while in prison. prison.

Additionally, as of approximately 2012, Jandres-Parada and other members of Ranfla Nacional negotiated with officials of the government of El Salvador (GOES) to obtain benefits and concessions from the government. To obtain these benefits and concessions, MS-13 carried out public displays of violence to threaten and intimidate civilian populations, attack GOES military and police officials, and manipulate the electoral process in El Salvador.

Jandres-Parada faces federal charges in New York which include conspiracy to provide and conceal material support and resources to terrorists, conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism that transcend national borders, conspiracy to finance terrorism, and conspiracy to narcoterrorism.

Jandres-Parada is one of a dozen leaders of Ranfla Nacional accused of conspiracy to provide and conceal material support and resources to terrorists, conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism that transcend national borders, conspiracy to finance terrorism and conspiracy to narcoterrorism, according to the indictment.

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