OCOTILLO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station apprehended a felon gang member with an outstanding warrant when he attempted to make an illegal entry into the United States.
Border Patrol agents arrested a 27-year-old Mexican national as he entered the United States at around 10 p.m., approximately 17 miles west of the Calexico, California Port of Entry.
The man, later identified as Misraim Aguilar-Gutierrez, was transported to the El Centro Border Patrol Station. The agents discovered the man is a member of the “South Side Locos” street gang out of Concord which has strong ties to the “Surenos” criminal organization.
The gang member has an extensive criminal history including felony and misdemeanor convictions for obstructing a public officer, possession of a controlled substance, and probation violations. He also has an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court for Possession of Dangerous Drugs from the Concord Police Department.
Aguilar is in Border Patrol custody and will be criminally prosecuted for illegal re-entry into the United States after being ordered removed in 2007. This is the 19th gang member arrest in the El Centro Sector area this year.
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.