Illegal Alien Gangmembers Charged With Murder and Burning Corpses

Two members of the fearsome Tri-City Bombers Mexican drug gang are behind bars accused of a grisly double murder where they tried to hide their crime by burning the victims.

This week, investigators with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Edwin Adrian Salinas for his suspected role in the case. Authorities had initially arrested him on unrelated drug charges, but once in custody, homicide detectives were able to link him to the double murder.

Sheriff’s office spokesman JP Rodriguez told Breitbart Texas that once in custody Salinas admitted to investigators his role in the murder. Salinas also had scar tissue on his body from healed injuries that are consistent with him helping set a car on fire.

On Monday afternoon, Salinas went before a local justice of the peace who formally charged him with two counts of capital murder and set his bond at $2 million.

Also on Monday authorities arrested a second suspect who is expected to be formally charged later this week.

The slayings occurred in May when local fire officials responded to a car fire in Hidalgo County.Burning_Car_2000

Both men had been shot in the head at another location and then driven to the rural area where their bodies were torched along with the vehicle.

According to sheriff’s investigators the motive for the murder appears to be a drug dispute.

Information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office revealed that in addition to the two suspects, the two murder victims were also illegal immigrants.