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BP Arrests Previously Deported MS-13 Gang Member

Release Date: 
May 5, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member east of Lukeville, Arizona, late Saturday evening.

Tucson Sector agents encountered the 37-year-old Salvadorian national just after 11 p.m., following his illegal entry into the United States through the desert.

During processing, agents learned Carlos Flores-Marquez was a previously deported, self-admitted MS-13 gang member with an extensive criminal history in Arizona, Florida and Virginia, where his 2016 arrest led to convictions for multiple felonies in Abermarle County. Agents further discovered Flores-Marquez had been removed from the country earlier this year for immigration violations.

Flores-Marquez now faces federal prosecution for immigration violations, as he is a previously deported felon.

All persons apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens with criminal histories are positively identified.

For more details regarding this news release, contact the Tucson Sector Public Affairs Office at tca-pao@cbp.dhs.gov or by phone at 520-748-3210. Tucson Sector is also LiveU capable. Contact us to schedule an interview.

Last modified: 
May 5, 2020