Border Patrol Agents Apprehend MS-13 Gang Member in Eagle Pass
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a member of the Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13 gang, who had been previously deported from the United States.
“MS-13 members are dangerous individuals and thrive on creating chaos,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Thanks to the hard work and vigilance of our agents, we were able to arrest this individual before he could infiltrate our communities.”
On Jan. 3, 43-year-old Jose Guadalupe Cantarero Reyes, from Honduras, was apprehended near a populated area of Eagle Pass after making illegal entry. Cantarero is a confirmed member of the MS-13 gang, a violent transnational criminal organization, operating in many parts of the United States. Record checks revealed that Cantarero was convicted of assault causing bodily injury to a family member in Fort Worth in 2008 and deported in 2011.
Cantarero’s prior order of removal will be reinstated and he faces prosecution under 8 USC § 1326 – Reentry after Deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
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