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Paisas Gang Member Arrested by Border Patrol

Release Date: 
July 29, 2021

OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an undocumented individual, a member of the Paisas gang on Wednesday evening.

The 64-year-old Mexican national illegally entered the U.S. through the Jacumba Wilderness region near Ocotillo.

At about 7 p.m., El Centro Border Patrol Station agents encountered the undocumented individual, arrested him, and transported him to the El Centro Processing Center.

Records checks revealed that the individual is a member of the Paisas prison gang with an extensive criminal history and has been previously removed by an Immigration Judge.

U.S. Border Patrol will process the individual accordingly.

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Last modified: 
July 29, 2021