Border Patrol Arrests Known Gang Member
El Paso, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Santa Teresa Station arrested an illegal alien with ties to a violent gang after he entered the United States illegally.
On the morning of May 31, Agents from the Santa Teresa, NM Border Patrol Station were patrolling the City of Sunland Park, NM, when they encountered a subject walking near an elementary school. The subject was questioned as to his immigration status and it was revealed that he had just entered the U.S. illegally. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to the station for processing.
During queries through several immigration and criminal databases, it was discovered that the subject, 39-year-old Angel Rogelio Borunda Parra, a citizen of Mexico, has affiliations to a violent prison gang and has prior convictions for aggravated assault, possession of cocaine, driving under the influence and has been previously removed from the United States.
Subject Borunda has been processed for violating his previous order of removal and has been booked into the Otero County Detention Facility pending criminal proceedings.
In fiscal year 2018 up to late April, the El Paso Sector apprehended more than 15,000 subjects who entered into the United States illegally in El Paso Sector; many of these subjects have criminal records and are a danger to our communities.
These incidents display how vigilance by U.S. Border Patrol Agents and the rapid response by the agency prevents the furtherance of convicted criminals into our communities, while keeping our nations’ borders safe.
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.