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Border Patrol Agents Arrest 18th Street Gang Member

Release Date: 
July 6, 2018

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.

Last modified: 
July 9, 2018