CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station arrested a previously deported gang member in downtown Calexico early Saturday morning.
At approximately 1:30 a.m., agents patrolling in the downtown area of Calexico witnessed a man making an illegal entry into the United States. Agents immediately apprehended the man and transported him to the Calexico Border Patrol Station for processing.
Record checks of the man revealed that he was a member of the 8th Street Gang out of Heyward, Calif. and affiliated with the Norteño prison gang while serving time in San Quentin, Calif.
“I am proud of the excellent work our Border Patrol agents demonstrated in stopping this previously convicted gang member from further entry into the United States,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim. “Their actions have and continue to keep our communities safe.”
The man, a 33-year-old Mexican national, will be criminally prosecuted for Re-Entry After Removal.
The El Centro Sector's Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at 1-800-901-2003.
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.