In a week-long series, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has been peeling back the layers to expose the brutal gang known as MS-13. The gang originated in Los Angeles, California in the 1980s and has spread to different parts of the United States and Central America, where the members are chiefly Salvadoran, Honduran, and Guatemalan.
Carlson traveled to El Salvador last week and met with a former hitman for the MS-13 gang. During a taped interview, the former MS-13 member, who Tucker called “the most compelling person” he met on his trip, said that not only had he killed what seemed like dozens of people (including relatives and fellow gang members), but that it was also “easy” to get into the United States from Central America.
“I never wanted to go to the United States,” the former gang member said through a translator, but that many of his fellow gang member did and it was because “they have their passes, they have their people.”
He continued. “There are Mexican MS-13, Guatemalan MS-13, and when someone from the MS-13 in El Salvador wants to travel, they just ask for a pass, or permission, to someone, a founding member, who’s been in the States or here, and he will take over. They’ll be in charge of making contacts with people. There’s always a connection.”
During the interview, the former gang member said that he became a “trigger-man” (or assassin) for the gang when he was 14-15 years old, but that he wanted to change his ways.
“I want to do something productive for my country,” he said noting that he wants to dissuade younger men from joining the gang. “And I changed my life. I want to do good things.”
“Being a gang member is the saddest thing you can find.”
Watch the entire interview below: