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Border Patrol Apprehends Previously Deported Gang Member

Release Date: 
January 22, 2020

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member Sunday evening.


The arrest occurred at approximately 11:25 p.m., when Border Patrol agents on patrol observed a man illegally enter the United States about 11 miles west of the Calexico West Port of Entry. 


Agents arrested the man and transported him to the El Centro Station for processing.


At the station, record checks identified the man as Jorge Escobar-Salinas, a 24-year-old El Salvador national.  Record checks also revealed that Escobar is a documented MS-13 gang member.

Gang Member Jorge Escobar-Salinas Arrested by Border Patrol
Gang member Jorge Escobar-Salinas
arrested by Border Patrol


An Immigration Judge had previously ordered Escobar removed from the United States on November 13, 2019.


Escobar is being held in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution.


All arrested individuals are presumed innocent pending the outcome of legal proceedings.


Last modified: 
January 22, 2020