The FBI has captured one of its "10 Most Wanted" criminals, a man looked for in the ruthless MS-13 posse related murder of a New Jersey man in 2011.
Gomez was added to the most-needed rundown in April of this current year, and was the main figure to have assumed a part in Matute's demise who had not been indicted.
The FBI says that Gomez is a member of the MS-13 gang that has recently received new scrutiny after President Donald Trump vowed to crack down on the worldwide group as part of his administration's immigration policies, following more than a dozen gang-related murders on Long Island.
Agents apprehended Walter Yovany Gomez without incident in Woodbridge, Virginia, said Tim Gallagher, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Newark Division.
Walter Yovany Gomez is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder of a man in Plainfield, New Jersey, in May 2011.
During a rally in Huntington, West Virginia, earlier this month, President Donald Trump praised law enforcement and immigration officials for cracking down on gang members, particularly MS-13.
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The FBI had offered a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of Gomez.
As indicated by a Federal Bureau of Investigation news discharge, a government capture warrant was issued for Gomez in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Newark, in September 2013, after he was accused of brutal wrongdoing in help of racketeering, which conveys a compulsory life sentence.
The FBI says Gomez and a co-conspirator in Plainfield struck Julio Matute in the head with a bat, sliced his throat and stabbed him in the back 17 times with a screwdriver because he was suspected of socializing with a rival gang.
But Gomez got away, and he was charged in September 2013 with violent crime in aid of racketeering.
MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, have been named in connection to hundreds of murders across the United States since they first infiltrated Los Angeles in 1980, coming from Central American countries including El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico. "They rape and they rob", Trump said.