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MS- 13 gang member sentenced to prison for being illegally in US

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An immigrant from Honduras and member of the gang “Mara Salvatrucha 13”, who entered in United States illegally for second time, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for violated the laws of immigration and Homeland Security.

Hector Daniel Villanueva Cortez (a) “Muertito” of 23 years old, resident in the city of Hyattsville, Maryland (8 miles from Washington DC) was arrested by Homeland Security agents and Prince George’s County Police officers in May 2013, when the authorities found out that he was a high ranking member of the “Mara Salvatrucha 13”, commonly known as MS-13, known as to commit illicit activities as robbery, larceny, extortion, murder for hire, among others.

According to investigations and court documents, Villanueva Cortez initially entered to United States illegally in June 2004 and was deported to Honduras in April 2010, with the prohibition to attempt come back to United States. However, he re entered to United States before May 2013 violating the Immigration laws of United States.

The sentence issued for the judge Roger W. Titus of the US District Court of Maryland recently, also implies that after he served the punishment of 18 months in prison, Villanueva Cortez will has a supervised release for one year. It was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

The “Mara Salvatrucha 13”it originated in Los Angeles California in 1980s and then spread to other states of United States, especially in metropolitan areas of Maryland, basically is formed by citizen of Central America countries as El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, and most of them residing illegally in United States.



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