Feds charge MS-13 member in violent conspiracy

Feds charge MS-13 member in violent conspiracy
Posted at 3:18 PM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-15 17:23:07-04

A Maryland federal grand jury has indicted an alleged MS-13 member on several charges of racketeering and conspiracy.

Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning for the district of Maryland announced the charges against Luis Arnoldo Flores-Reyes, 37 of Arlington Virginia.

From 2015 through January 2018, Flores-Reyes, a member of the Sailors Clique MS-13 set is accused of engaging in extortion, drug trafficking and murder. The gang is alleged to have committed violent crime throughout Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, most notably Wheaton and Langley Park.

Authorities say in January, Flores-Reyes ordered MS-13 members in Houston to purchase a gun and shoot a rival gang member. Sometime around January 28, that same gang shot and attempted to kill rival members , while Flores-Reyes among other MS-13, monitored the incident over the phone.

Eleven other individuals have previously been indicted as result of this investigation.