U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced a significant victory against a notorious transnational criminal organization.

Agents recently arrested an MS-13 gang leader in suburban Washington, D.C. Herberth Bonilla-Garcia, 40, was apprehended during a targeted raid in Manassas, Virginia.

Bonilla-Garcia hid in the United States after earning a spot on El Salvador’s most-wanted list. He was previously deported from the U.S. in 2006 and 2012.

Just the News‘ Madeleine Hubbard has more:

“Herberth Bonilla-Garcia has a history of unlawfully entering the U.S. and this time he apparently did so to escape justice in his home country,” Assistant Removal Operations Field Office Director Erik Weiss said. “The United States is not a safe haven for the world’s criminals.” El Salvador has issued warrants for Bonilla-Garcia for illicit association and aggravated exportation, officials said. … Bonilla-Garcia is currently in U.S. custody until he is deported to El Salvador. It is common for migrants to attempt to cross the border multiple times, as 2021 data shows more than a quarter of arrests at the border were of migrants with a history of attempting to cross.
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