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Border Patrol Arrests 2 Gang Members in California

Release Date: 
April 5, 2010

El Centro, Calif. - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two street gang members late last week.

The first arrest came on Thursday when agents from the El Centro station arrested a self proclaimed member of the Compton Segundo street gang. Agents confirmed his gang affiliations by his markings and tattoos. Record checks show that the man has an extensive criminal history with multiple convictions for drug violations, including sale of a controlled substance. The subject had also been previously removed from the United States.

On Friday night, Calexico Station agents arrested a man after he illegally entered the United States near the Calexico, Calif. West port of entry. Records checks revealed that the subject had been previously removed from the United States. During processing the man claimed to be an active member of the 18th Street street gang.

Both subjects are being held at the Imperial County Jail pending prosecution proceedings.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017