An MS-13 gang plot to murder one of its own members was foiled at the last minute when police pulled over their car for an expired car registration.
Bryan Funes, 17, and Melquisedec Steven Lemus-Monje, 19, and a third member were driving the would-be victim from Austin to Houston, Texas, to kill him on February 11.
The El Salvadorian immigrants wanted the unnamed victim dead over drug debts along with other reasons and called their bosses to authorize the hit.
Jorge Alexander Cortez, 23, showed off an MS-13 gang tattoo under his bottom lip when he was arrested over a plot to murder a fellow gang member
Cortez (pictured) was charged along with Bryan Funes, 17, and Melquisedec Steven Lemus-Monje, 19, after their plan was foiled when police pulled over their car for expired registration
The calls to MS-13 leaders in El Salvador and Virginia who