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Border Patrol Arrests Convicted Sureño Gang Member

Release Date: 
February 8, 2021

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

The incident occurred that afternoon when agents assigned to the El Centro Station arrested a man for illegally entering the United States. Agents apprehended the man 29 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry and transported him to the El Centro Sector for immigration and criminal history screening.

Records checks revealed that the man, a 33-year-old illegal Mexican national, was a member of the Sureño gang who had a prior conviction for 8 USC 1326, Re-entry after being Previously Removed. The individual also has arrests/convictions for “Driving while Under the Influence” and “Domestic violence.”

Additionally, he was ordered removed from the United States on July 12, 2017.

The gang member is being held in federal custody pending federal prosecution for 8 USC 1326, Re-entry after being previously removed from the United States.

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Last modified: 
February 8, 2021