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Dangerous Gang Member Arrested By Border Patrol

Release Date: 
August 27, 2019

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

At approximately 2:40 p.m., Border Patrol agents were on patrol when they observed a man illegally enter the United States about 12 miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry.

Agents arrested the man and transported him to the El Centro Station for processing.

Agents arrested a self-admitted gang member.
Agents arrested a self-admitted
gang member after he illegally
entered the USA.

At the station, record checks revealed the man was previously charged and convicted for Shooting at an Inhabited Dwelling.  The man received a 10-year prison sentence in California for his crimes.  He also self-admitted to being a member of the notorious Sureños gang.

Additionally, agents deterimed that he was previously removed from the United States in 2014.

The man, a 35-year-old Mexican national, is in federal custody pending prosecution for federal crimes.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021