TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station arrested a MS-13 gang member Sunday night west of Lukeville.
Misael Ramirez-Benitez, an El Salvadorian national, was apprehended after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, agents conducted a records check and discovered Ramirez had been convicted multiple times, in various states, for crimes ranging from assault with a weapon to robbery.
Ramirez is now facing federal criminal charges for re-entry of an aggravated felon.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.