New information emerging during the week indicated that law enforcement officials in Mexico captured a dangerous gang leader, 19-year-old Amílcar Orlando, wanted for a variety of serious crimes, as he attempted to illegally enter the US posed as a migrant.
According to reports, Orlando, a prominent member of the deadly 18th Street gang, was attempting to disguise himself as a Central American migrant to gain access to the United States, but was caught before being able to do so.
Orlando was arrested on warrants for a litany of charges including kidnapping and murder, and is expected to be extradited to El Salvador after being processed by Mexican authorities.
The arrest further highlighted President Trump and Republicans’ continued demands for increased border security, including the proposed border wall, which has lead to the ongoing battle between House Democrats and the White House regarding the border crisis.
Mexican authorities have reportedly caught a dangerous migrant fugitive trying to blend in with the newest caravan headed to the United States.
Authorities in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas reported the arrest of a 19-year-old described as a dangerous Salvadoran gang enforcer and a member of the 18th Street gang, according to the attorney general’s office as reported by Breitbart News.
Amílcar Orlando “N” – also known as “The Junior, Mala Cría or Hellboy,” had warrants out for “aggravated homicide, illegal deprivation of liberty, aggravated extortion, illicit groupings and possession of narcotics.”
Orlando was apprehended in Tapachula, Chiapas, near the Guatemala border, as he attempted to blend in with members of the caravan headed north. El Salvador’s’ gang unit and other agencies worked together with state authorities in identifying the fugitive who was then handed to Mexico’s National Immigration Institute to be deported.