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Border Patrol Apprehends Surenos Gang Member

Release Date: 
October 19, 2015

OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station arrested a previously deported gang member west of the Calexico on Saturday.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., a man was apprehended by Border Patrol agents when he attempted to illegally enter into the United States about 29 miles west of the Calexico port of entry near Inkopah Mountains.  Agents later identified the man as Roberto Flores.

Flores was transported to the El Centro Border Patrol station for processing.  There, agents discovered he was a member of the notorious “Surenos” criminal street gang.

Flores, a 22-year-old Mexican National, is in Border Patrol custody and will be further processed for his illegal entry into the United States.

From October 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015, El Centro Sector  had 14,511 apprehensions.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017