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Four pirates from the MS-13 gang who were stealing and stealing seafood from artisanal fishermen and fishing boats, were arrested by elements of the Naval Force on the coasts of La Union during the last hours.
Units of the Fleet of the Naval Force of El Salvador located 8 nautical miles to the South East of Punta Amapola, at 14:30 hours on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, a Salvadoran flag boat named “SIRENITA 5”, in which 4 individuals without any type of documentation were on board.
The pirates of the MS-13 gang, were a few meters from a fishing boat reported military sources
In this boat they transported more than 100 pounds of shellfish that they had apparently stolen violently in the last hours.
The naval elements, realizing the suspicious actions executed by the subjects, carried out the corresponding procedures, coordinating with the authorities of the PNC, to determine the identity of the same; who according to his research these people reside in the village of El Maculis, Canton El Jagüey, Conchagua, and are active members of the gang MS-13, belonging to a criminal group dedicated to the assault of fishing vessels.
Subsequently they were placed at the order of the corresponding authorities, where they will be responsible for following up the respective process by receiving and aggressive resistance.
The Armed Forces of El Salvador, through its Naval Force, continue to support fishing communities and maritime security in the Salvadoran territorial sea.
The subjects will be placed at the order of the competent courts in the next hours.
“They are like parasites, who violently steal our fish on the high seas, those pirates of the MS steal all fishing boats and shrimp,” he told Diario Digital Cronio, a fisherman and victim of the MS on the coast of the department of La Union .