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Franklin Pineda-Caceras biography: 13 things about MS-13 member from Honduras


Franklin Jefferson Pineda-Caceres is originally from Honduras. Here are 13 more things about him:

Franklin Jefferson Pineda-Caceras (©Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)
Franklin Jefferson Pineda-Caceras (©Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)
  1. He is also known as Bomba.
  2. He is a member of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), an international criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles, California, United States in the 1970s.
  3. In January 2014, he left Honduras and unlawfully entered the U.S.
  4. In June 2016, he was deported from the U.S. to Honduras.
  5. In October 2017, immigration found him in a residence in Nashville, Tennessee, USA with 41 grams of cocaine, over 44 grams of marijuana, digital scales, numerous handguns, an arsenal of ammunition and an assault rifle. 
  6. In May 2018, he was deported again from the U.S. to Honduras.
  7. In January 2019, he kidnapped a beat a juvenile for refusing to join MS-13. The juvenile was a student of Glencliff High School in Nashville.
  8. In April 2019, the Glencliff High School student he kidnapped and beat in January 2019 came forward and told officers about the kidnapping and beating.
  9. In July 2019, agents tried to arrest him but he fled from the police and drove his Chevrolet Camaro through the front yard, nearly striking his infant son, his girlfriend and his girlfriend who were standing there. In the same month, he was charged with immigration violations, drug trafficking and firearms violations.
  10. On September 8, 2019, he sustained injuries from a car accident at the intersection of Murfreesboro Pike and Una Antioch Pike in Nashville. In the hours leading up to the crash, he was selling drugs. The agents who searched the car found numerous cellular telephones, digital scales, baggies, bags of cocaine packaged for resale, approximately 200 rounds of ammunition, a revolver with an obliterated serial number and an AK-47 rifle.
  11. On February 9, 2022, a federal jury found him guilty of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.
  12. On May 26, 2022, he was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison for drug distribution and firearms crimes.
  13. He was 22 years old when he was sentenced to 90 months on May 26, 2022.

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