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MS-13 Gang Member Arrested By Buffalo Border Patrol

Release Date: 
October 5, 2016

LANCASTER, N.Y.  – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station recently arrested a previously deported alien with ties to the international criminal gang, Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13.              

MS-13 Gang Member
Border Patrol Agents Arrested MS-13
Gang Member

Agents provided law enforcement assistance to the Lancaster Police Department on September 30, 2016. Savier Ayala, age 30, was encountered and determined to be illegally present in the U.S. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station for processing. 

Record checks revealed that Ayala was previously removed from the U.S. in 2010. Ayala also had a DWI conviction in 2010 in Wake County, N.C. The subject had several tattoos consistent with MS-13 gang affiliation, telling agents that he joined the MS-13 gang while living in North Carolina. Ayala also stated he illegally re-entered the U.S.in 2014 near Douglas, Ariz. Ayala is being held without bond pending his removal from the U.S.

Buffalo Station Patrol-Agent-In-Charge Jeff Wilson said, “the arrest of this individual highlights the cooperation between law enforcement agencies in bringing dangerous criminals to justice. I commend our agents and the Lancaster Police Department for their commitment to securing our nation.”

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017