Border Patrol Agents Arrest 2 Convicted Gang Members
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo and Nogales Stations arrested two previously deported gang members in southern Arizona on Friday and Sunday; both with criminal histories in the United States.
Arrested first was Angel Felix-Melendez, a 30-year-old Mexican national who had entered the U.S. illegally with four other men. Agents apprehended the group in the mountains north of Ajo, Arizona on Friday. Felix is a documented Sureno gang member with an extensive criminal history in multiple California cities.
On Monday, Nogales Station agents arrested Cesar Mozqueda-Orozco, a 41-year-old Mexican national, found in the desert west of Nogales after he entered the country illegally. Agents later identified Mozqueda as an MS-13 gang member, an aggravated felon with multiple convictions in California and Arizona.
Both men face prosecution for re-entering the United States and are currently awaiting disposition.
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.