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Border Patrol Agents in Ajo Arrest MS-13 Gang Member

Release Date: 
July 17, 2017

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.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021