Man sentenced to 1310 years in prison
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Wilmer Segovia, a member of the international criminal group Mara Salvatruch ("Salvadoran army ants"), also known as MS-13, was found guilty of 33 murders, 9 cases of complicity in murders and a number of other serious crimes, according to the British publication Metro, citing to the statement of the Attorney General of El Salvador, Rodolfo Delgado.
For the crimes committed, the court sentenced him to 1310 years in prison.
Another member of the gang, Miguel Angel Portillo, was imprisoned for 945 years . He was found guilty of 22 murders, 4 cases of complicity in murder, attempted murder and fraud.
“The gang members who caused so much pain and tears to Salvadorans will not be released from prison. They will remain under lock and key until they pay for each of their crimes. We will deal with this”,– the Prosecutor General assured.
The MS-13 group is active in several countries – primarily in the USA, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. According to various estimates, the number of criminal syndicates ranges from 50 to 300 thousand people. The members' tattoos tell the stories of the crimes they committed and the loved ones they lost in the course of their criminal activities.
It is estimated that there are 2,500 members of this group in El Salvador's prisons.
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