TUCSON, Ariz. – Three Points Station Border Patrol agents arrested an 18th Street Gang member from El Salvador after he entered the United States illegally near Sells Thursday night.
Agents apprehended 39-year-old Juan Mancia-Garcia and transported him to the Tucson Coordination Center for processing. Agents conducted a records check and learned Mancia has numerous removals and is a member of the 18th Street Gang.
All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.
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.
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.