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Alleged MS-13 Gang Members Arrested in New Jersey: FBI

FBI announces fugitives Jose Manuel Romero-Parada & Willians Ernesto Lovos-Ayala were apprehended in Galloway Township

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Federal officials say two alleged members of the MS-13 gang have been arrested in New Jersey.

The FBI announced Friday 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.


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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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