U.S. Sanctions Salvadoran MS-13 Gang Leaders

By Dialogo
June 07, 2013


The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned six leaders of the Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, one of the most dangerous gangs in the world, on June 5.



The sanctions prohibit U.S. entities and individuals from establishing any transaction with the six designated people, and are designed to “disrupt MS-13’s activities and protect the U.S. and international financial system from possible abuse,” the Treasury said in a statement.



One of the individuals affected is Borromeo Enrique Henríquez Solórzano, also known as “El Diablo Pequeño” (Little Devil) and “El Diablito de Hollywood” (Hollywood’s Little Devil), who is imprisoned in El Salvador and is considered to be the leader of MS-13 in Central America, according to the Treasury.



The other five are Moris Alexander Bercian Manchón, aka “El Barney,” José Misael Cisneros Rodríguez, aka “Half Million,” Marvin Geovanny Monterrosa Larios, Moisés Humberto Rivera Luna and Saúl Antonio Turcios Ángel.



MS-13 is involved in human and drug trafficking, as well as kidnapping, murder, fraud and other crimes in the Unites States and other countries, the Treasury added in the statement.






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