TUCSON, Ariz. – Casa Grande agents working south of Sells, Arizona arrested two male Salvadorian nationals yesterday and, during processing, discovered one was a former MS-13 gang member.
Agents were processing the two men for immigration violations when agents discovered a MS-13 tattoo on one of the men. The 23-year-old Salvadoran said he was a former member of the gang but is no longer affiliated.
He now faces criminal prosecution for illegally entering the United States.
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.