MS-13 gang members Wilson Jose Ventura-Mejia, 24, Jimmy Villalobos-Gomez, 23, Angel Miguel Aguilar-Ochoa, 35, Walter Antonio Chicas-Garcia, 23, and Marlon Miranda-Moran, 21, were charged with murder in aid of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of informant Victor Castro-Martinez.
Castro-Martinez, an informant for the Houston Police Department, was hacked to death with machete-style weapons by a number of MS-13 gang members. At the time of his murder, Castro-Martinez was wearing a recording device.
All the murder suspects are illegal aliens from El Salvador, the country where many MS-13 leaders reside, and had been living in Houston, Texas.
Also charged is Franklin Trejo-Chavarria, 23, who is currently serving a sentence in his native country El Salvador for charges related to his involvement with MS-13.