(LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS) — Two were arrested by border agents in Texas. Another was found washing cars at a Santa Ana dealership.
The Salvadoran gang members were responsible, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials alleged, for the March assassination of Andrés Ernesto Oliva Tejada, a prosecuting attorney in the homicide unit of the Salvadoran Attorney General’s Office in the southeastern city of Usulután.
Within weeks of the killing, the suspects had made their way to the United States. And experts say this is far from the only case in which the epidemic violence in El Salvador is overflowing into nearly all points north — and especially in Los Angeles, where El Salvador’s two deadliest gangs were founded.
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