The reputed MS-13 gang member arrested for sneaking into Texas illegally alongside a Bangladeshi Muslim last month is an accused cop killer suspected of killing two police officers in Honduras, the Herald has learned.
Last week, the Herald reported that the Islamic man, Fakrhul Islam, and alleged MS-13 member Frankie Sanchez-Solorzano, 21, were arrested along with 11 others on Dec. 4 for entering the country illegally by wading across the Rio Grande.
The arrests of the two men increased concerns that the brutal gang, Mara Salvatruca – considered terrorists in Central America – will take money from the highest bidder, including Islamic fundamentalists.
Attorney General John Ashcroft has publicly said a high-ranking al-Qaeda leader, Adnan El-Shukrijumah, has offered top dollar to infiltrate the United States.
FBI agents and investigators assigned to the Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency interviewed Islam, whose age was unknown, but he was released after the investigation determined he was “not a terrorist,” Manny Van Pelt, spokesman for ICE, said yesterday.
Islam’s whereabouts are now unknown after he was given a “notice to appear” warrant that requires him to face an immigration judge within six months.
Van Pelt did not know what Islam’s purpose in the United States was, or where he was going.
How did they determine he was not a terrorist? How sure were they? Wouldn’t it have been at least minimally prudent to keep an eye on him for awhile?