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MS-13 Gang Member Arrested by Border Patrol in Yuma

Release Date: 
January 16, 2018

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an MS-13 gang member Saturday morning just north of the Andrade Port of Entry in California.

Agents patrolling near the U.S./Mexico border apprehended Edwin Reyes-Cruz, a 40-year-old Honduran citizen who had entered the U.S. illegally, and transported him to the Yuma Station for processing.

While conducting a records check on Reyes, agents learned he was a MS-13 gang member previously removed from the country twice. Records also revealed he had multiple convictions, including robbery, and manufacturing and distributing controlled substances.

Reyes will remain in federal custody pending prosecution for criminal immigration violations involving re-entry of a previously deported felon, per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
January 17, 2018