TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Three Points sub-station apprehended nine illegal aliens Saturday, later identifying one of them as a previously deported MS-13 gang member with multiple felony convictions.
While patrolling near San Miguel, Arizona, agents found six male, and three female aliens who entered the U.S. illegally, and transported the group to the sub-station for processing. During record checks, agents identified a 45-year-old man from El Salvador in the group as Ramon Rodriguez-Aparicio, an MS-13 gang member with extensive criminal history in California.
Rodriguez will remain in federal custody pending prosecution for criminal immigration violations including re-entry of an aggravated felon. The other eight people arrested with Rodriguez will be processed for immigration violations in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.
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.