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Barrio 18 thugs sentenced to 390 Years for 2015 massacre of eleven people in El Salvador

May 27, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Barrio 18 thugs sentenced to 390 Years for 2015 massacre of eleven people in El Salvador

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Seven individuals associated with one of El Salvador’s most brutal gangs Barrio 18, received 390 years behind bars for the gruesome murders of 11 victims.

The Daily Mail reported seven members of Barrio 18 – one of El Salvador’s biggest and most violent gangs – received 35-year sentences for each of the victims, in addition to five-year sentences for being associated with the group.

Officials said that in March 2016, the group abducted and killed “three laborers and eight workers of an electric company,” in San Juan Opico – a rural region located 30 miles northeast of El Salvador’s capital San Salvador.

Seven members of notorious tattooed criminal gang ‘Barrio 18 Revolutionaries’ (pictured) were sentenced to 390 years in prison for their part in a horrific massacre of 11 innocent workers

Detectives allege that the members Barrio 18 members were on the hunt for their rivals, Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 when they accidentally ran into the group of 11 workers and murdered the victims in either a case of confused identity or to eliminate potential witnesses.

“Those sentenced are David Antonio Anaya Acosta, René Mauricio Huezo Landaverde, Héctor Mario Baiza Martínez, Douglas Alexander Montano Durán, Nelson Lobo Salgado Merino, Diego Armando Acevedo Serrano and Arnoldo de Jesús Dubón Castaneda,” the Daily Mail reported.

Barrio 18 and MS-13 have both been officially listed as terrorist organizations by the supreme court of El Salvador.

Police said they kidnapped and killed three laborers and eight workers (pictured) of an electric company in the quiet town of San Juan Opico in March 2016

Moreover, the United States Department government has designated the gangs as transnational criminal organizations.

Recently, a huge prison break took place in Honduras by nearly two-dozen Barrio 18 members. In response, the Honduran government dispatched the military to transfer hundreds of Barrio 18 and MS-13 gang members to a new supermax penitentiary.

In response, the Honduran government dispatched the military to transfer hundreds of Barrio 18 and MS-13 gang members to a new supermax penitentiary.

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