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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Gang Member

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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 a member of MS-13 near Lukeville
Agents arrested a member of MS-13
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.

Last Modified: February 3, 2021