CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member Saturday afternoon after he illegally entered the U.S..
Agents apprehended an undocumented individual 18 miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry just after 1 p.m. and transported him to the El Centro Sector Processing Center for further processing.
Records checks revealed that Filemon PEREZ-Preciado, a 41-year-old Mexican national, is a member of the Sureño gang with prior convictions for re-entry after deportation, carrying a concealed weapon, and theft out of Wisconsin. He was previously ordered removed from the U.S. by an Immigration Judge.
U.S. Border Patrol will process PEREZ-Preciado accordingly.
For all news, information, and updates related to the El Centro Border Patrol Sector, follow us on EL Centro Facebook El Centro Twitter and Instagram. Visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.