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Sep 8, 2016 12:33 PM

FBI looking for armed and dangerous member of MS-13 gang, offering $20,000 reward

BOSTON — The FBI North Shore Gang Task Force has asked the public to help locate a convicted felon and an alleged member of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.

Efrain Vasquez-Yanes, 34, born in El Salvador, is being charged with RICO conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Vasquez-Yanez, along with 55 other members and close associates of MS-13, was indicted on Jan. 26, according to the FBI.

Vasquez-Yanez is described to have brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5'7" in height and weighs between approximately 140-170 pounds. He has two tattoos on his right arm: one of the Grim Reaper and the other, a skeleton. He was last seen in July in Everett, Mass.

He is known to have "homeboy" status within MS-13. To achieve homeboy status, gang members must commit a murder and/or inflict serious physical injury in the name of MS-13. Vasquez-Yanez is also alleged to have served as "protection" for the interstate transport of multi-kilogram cocaine loads for MS-13.

The FBI is currently offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to his arrest.

The FBI warns that Vasquez-Yanez is armed and dangerous. He is known to carry a firearm and/or knives at all times.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the FBI at 1-617-742-5533. The wanted poster, including photographs, can be viewed here. Tips can also be electronically submitted at

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