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NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


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AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
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Previously Deported 18 Street Gang Member Arrested

Release Date: 
December 21, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents apprehended an 18th Street gang member from Honduras with extensive criminal history after he entered the U.S. illegally Tuesday evening.

Agents patrolling near Nogales arrested the man after he crossed the U.S./Mexico border through the desert. During processing, agents identified him as 51-year-old Hector Gustavo Montoya-Irias, a member of the dangerous 18th Street gang in Los Angeles.

Montoya has been arrested by the Border Patrol several times; most recently in 2016 when he was convicted for drug smuggling offenses. He served a 24-month prison sentence for that conviction and was removed from the country after confinement.

Arrest records gathered during his processing also revealed that Montoya was removed from the country more than 10 times for immigration violations dating back to 1993, as well as multiple arrests for crimes committed in California.

Montoya will be prosecuted for immigration violations and will remain in custody until a determination is made in his case.

All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens with criminal histories are positively identified.

Last modified: 
December 21, 2018