CALEXICO, CALIF.—In two separate incidents, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station apprehended a registered sex offender, and a Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) gang member.
The first incident occurred on December 24, at approximately 4 a.m., when agents encountered a 26-year-old, Honduran Citizen, man near the United States/Mexico international border east of the Calexico port of entry. Record checks later revealed that the man is a registered sex offender and was previously convicted of felony kidnapping in 2004 in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
The second incident occurred on December 25, at approximately 4 a.m., when agents encountered a 23-year-old, Salvadorian Citizen, man near the United States/Mexico international border east of the Calexico port of entry. Records checks revealed that the man is a member of the MS-13 criminal organization.
The U.S. Border Patrol will seek prosecution on both individuals for illegal re-entry into the United States.
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 (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.