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.
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.