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SC Authorities Arrest One of Interpol's Most Wanted Suspects


A man suspected of murder in El Salvador was arrested Thursday in South Carolina.

The Bluffton Police Department, with help from other agencies, arrested Erick Salvador Hernandez Bonilla, 23, on Lady's Island, WSAV-TV reported.

Bonilla, wanted by the International Criminal Police Organization — also known as Interpol, faces six counts of murder and terrorist threat. Authorities said the charges are linked to Bonilla's MS13 gang-related activities in El Salvador. Details of the murder case were not released.

Bluffton Police, working with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Marshal Service and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement apprehended Bonilla after a month-long investigation with help from an anonymous source, police said.

"I am proud and grateful of the anonymous source who contacted the Bluffton Police Department and whose efforts resulted in a successful arrest of this dangerous suspect," Bluffton Police Chief Stephenie Price said.