CALEXICO, Calif. – On Friday Aug. 22, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station apprehended another dangerous gang member from the “Surenos 13” criminal street gang while making an illegal entry into the U.S. A total of 21 gang members have been arrested in El Centro Sector's area of operation this fiscal year.
Border Patrol agents apprehended 28-year-old Oswaldo Medina-Cisneros, who illegally entered into the U.S. in the downtown area of Calexico. Agents interviewed Medina and determined he was an active member of the “Surenos 13” criminal street gang. Record checks revealed Medina has an extensive criminal history. Medina is in Border Patrol custody and will be criminally prosecuted for illegal re-entry into the United States after being ordered removed.
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.