CALEXICO, Calif. – Sunday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous felon gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States.
Border Patrol agents arrested a 39-year-old Mexican national as he entered the United States illegally from Mexico at around 1:37 p.m. Agents arrested the man near a busy shopping area north of the border fence in downtown Calexico.
The man, later identified as Carlos Yee-Yescas, and was transported to the Calexico Border Patrol station where it was revealed he was an active member of a street gang out of Indo, which has strong ties to the “Surenos” criminal street gang. This is the 13th gang member arrest in the El Centro Sector area this year.
The gang member is a convicted felon for shooting a firearm at a dwelling and vehicle in Riverside County, causing great bodily harm; he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Yee has previous convictions related to obstruction of a police officer, possession of a firearm and controlled substance.
Yee is in Border Patrol custody and will be criminally prosecuted for re-entry of alien.
The El Centro Sector’s Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at 1-800-901-2003.
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.