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Ajo Border Patrol Agents Arrest MS-13 Gang Member

Release Date: 
June 30, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station arrested seven individuals Wednesday night near Lukeville for illegally entering the United States. During processing, agents discovered one of the individuals is a MS-13 gang member with an extensive criminal history.

MS-13 Gang Member
MS-13 Gang Member

When agents questioned Sergio Garcia, a 27-year-old Mexican national, about his multiple gang-related tattoos, he admitted to being a MS-13 gang member. Agents also learned his criminal history includes vandalism, evading a peace officer, and multiple convictions for contempt in court in California.

Garcia, along with five others, faces criminal charges for illegal re-entry into the U.S. One is being processed for expedited removal.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free.

Last modified: 
June 30, 2017