FBI Boston announces $20,000 reward for MS-13 gang member

Efrain Vasquez-Yanez was last seen in July in Everett, MA

Courtesy of the FBI

(WWLP) – The FBI is currently offering a reward up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of an alleged member of the MS-13 gang.

The FBI’s North Shore Gang Task Force is looking for the public’s help in locating Efrain Vasquez-Yanez. He is a convicted felon and allegedly part of MS-13, charged with RICO conspiracy, and conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Vasquez-Yanez was indicted on January 26, 2016, along with 55 other members and close associates of La Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13. He is considered armed and dangerous according to the FBI.

Vasquez-Yanez is 34-years-old with black hair and brown eyes. He’s 5’7” and weighs around 140 pounds. He has two tattoos on his right arm; one of the grim reaper and the other of a skeleton.

Vasquez-Yanez was last seen in July in Everett, MA and is believed to be in the greater Boston area.

The FBI says, MS-13 has a national presence in the United States and the gang will typically move members who have committed a violent act around the country when they feel an arrest is imminent.

Vasquez-Yanez is known to have “home boy” status within the MS-13, the FBI says. To achieve this status, gang members must commit a murder and/or inflict serious physical injury in the name of MS-13.

The FBI also said that Vasquez-Yanez also allegedly served as “protection” for the interstate transport of multi-kilogram cocaine loads for MS-13, and is known to carry a firearm and/or knives at all times.

Anyone with information regarding his location is asked to call the FBI at 1-(617)-742-5533. Tips can also be electronically submitted to tips.fbi.gov.  To view Vasquez-Yanez’s most wanted poster, click here.

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