Armando Eliu Melgar Diaz

Charged: May 05, 2020
Affiliation
MS-13
State
Virginia
District
Eastern District of Virginia
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Racketeering
  • Conspiracy to murder, kidnap, or maim overseas
  • Drug violations
  • Material support
  • Funding terrorists
  • Attempting to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries
  • Narcoterrorism
FISA Notification
No
Fugitive
Details
Armando Eliu Melgar Diaz
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Armando Eliu Melgar Diaz is allegedly a leader in MS-13, an international criminal gang. Diaz moved to the United States from El Salvador and settled in Virginia. He was deported twice and has been in El Salvador since 2016. Federal prosecutors alleged that Melgar Diaz oversaw MS-13 operations on the East Coast of the United States, as well as in El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. Melgar Diaz is in custody in El Salvador. He is the first MS-13 member to be charged with terrorism in the United States.