TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station arrested a previously-deported MS-13 gang member Sunday night near Lukeville.
Agents arrested David Lopez-Paz, a 38-year-old Mexican national, for illegally entering the United States. During processing, agents conducted a records check on Lopez-Paz and learned he is affiliated with the MS-13 gang and served more than 100 days in jail for a previous arrest on criminal immigration violations.
Lopez-Paz will remain in federal custody pending criminal re-entry immigration charges.
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.