LOS ANGELES – Nazario Conchuza Gonzalez known as “Mara Salvatrucha”, who is part of the infamous Ms-13 gang, has died of medical complications after attempting to gold plate his own “Man Parts” to celebrate his 17th anniversary.
MS-13 is a transnational criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles and has spread to other parts of the United States. The MS-13 has heavy presence in Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California; the Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas of Fairfax County, Virginia, Montgomery County, Maryland, and Prince George’s County, Maryland; Long Island, New York; the Boston, Massachusetts area; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Houston, Texas. There is also a presence of MS-13 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Mara Salvatrucha (commonly abbreviated as MS-13) is originally from El Salvador and is an active member of the MS-13 crime family is believed to have attempted to gold plate his man parts with a professional automotive gold plater in a garage after first painting “them” with a lead-based paint.
It is believed that Mara Salvatrucha was a fan of the American comedy movie Goldmember, which is a loose parody of the James Bond films Goldfinger. He had taken the Spanish nickname of “Pel0tas de 0r0”, or golden test*cles, before attempting to gold plate “them” to his ultimate demise.
Dr Ian Joseffson of the Los Angeles Community Hospital warns of a growing trend within gang members to attempt the “deadly operation”…
Its the third case this year, but we have had many occurrences in hospitals in the region these past years. It seems to be a growing trend within the gang member community.
I have no idea where this idea comes from but plating one’s own “body parts” will only ultimately end in serious medical complications or even death, as we have seen in this case.
Some experts believe the tradition might find it’s roots in prehistoric Mesoamerican cultures, such as the Mayas who painted parts of their bodies with gold paint to empower themselves and as an offering to the Gods.