Federal officials say two alleged members of the MS-13 gang have been arrested in New Jersey. The FBI announced yesterday that fugitives Jose Manuel Romero-Parada and Willians Ernesto Lovos-Ayala were apprehended in Galloway Township.
Romero-Parada, formerly of Indianapolis, was one of 15 people recently indicted in Ohio for allegedly conspiring to extort and launder money for MS-13, an El-Salvador-based gang consisting chiefly of immigrants or descendants of immigrants from Central America.
Romero-Parada’s also wanted in El Salvador on kidnapping related charges. He’s being held at the federal detention center in Philadelphia pending extradition to Ohio. Lovos-Ayala is wanted for first degree murder for a 2015 Virginia slaying. He’s being held in the Atlantic City Jail pending extradition to Virginia. It wasn’t known if they are represented by lawyers.
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