Border Patrol Agents Arrest Salvadorian Gang Member
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13 gang member from El Salvador on Saturday morning west of Three Points, Arizona.
Agents working on Federal Route 19 near mile marker 20 arrested a man, later identified as 24-year-old Salvador Campos-Rodriguez, who was in the country illegally. During processing, agents learned that Campos was an MS-13 gang member previously removed from the U.S. in 2017. He will remain in custody pending a court disposition for criminal immigration violations.
All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free.
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.