The FBI added an illegal immigrant affiliated with the hyper-violent MS-13 criminal gang to its top ‘10 Most Wanted Fugitives’ list.
Walter Yovany Gomez, an illegal immigrant from Honduras, is wanted by the FBI for his involvement in the murder of a Plainfield, New Jersey man in 2011.
Gomez, a known member of the El Salvador’s most violent criminal organization, MS-13, attacked the man for reportedly speaking to members of a rival gang. Leaders within MS-13 ordered the man be killed.
Gomez, along with another MS-13 gang member, allegedly struck the man in the head multiple times before cutting his throat and stabbing him 17 times in the back.
Prosecutors issued a federal arrest warrant for Gomez in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey in September 2013 after charging the Honduran national with violent crime in aid of racketeering. Officials last spotted Gomez in Maryland.
Gomez’s addition to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list comes just as Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump have vowed to bring foreign criminal organizations operating in the U.S. to their knees.
“Together, we will drastically reduce the danger posed by criminal aliens, gang members, and cartel henchmen,” Sessions told U.S. Border Patrol agents while visiting the U.S.-Mexico southern border this week, as Breitbart Texas reported.
Half of the FBI’s Most Wanted list is comprised of foreign nationals living in the U.S., with two coming from Mexico, two from Honduras, and one from Egypt. Another wanted fugitive was born in Illinois, but has close ties to Mexico. The other four fugitives are from the U.S.
John Binder is a contributor for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.