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.
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.