Sureño Gang Member Arrested in Northern Ohio
Subject is a convicted felon previously removed from U.S.
PORT CLINTON, Ohio- U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sandusky Bay Station in Port Clinton, Ohio have arrested a previously removed alien and admitted gang member.
The man, 29-year old Mexican citizen Marcos Gutierrez-Sanchez, was encountered by Ohio State Highway Patrol during a traffic stop near Fremont, OH on August 29. U.S. Border Patrol agents assisted in interviewing Gutierrez who was a passenger in the vehicle, who admitted to being from Mexico and not possessing U.S.-issued immigration documents allowing him to be or remain in the United States. Agents arrested him and transported him to the Sandusky Bay Station for processing.
Once there, record checks revealed that the man had been previously deported in 2008 and 2012, along with his association with the Sureños. During questioning, the man confirmed his gang affiliation. Record checks also revealed two prior felony convictions, one of which was a conviction for smuggling into a detention facility.
“This arrest illustrates the hard work our agents perform with our law enforcement partners to remove criminal aliens from our communities and make those places safer,” said Detroit Sector Chief Patrol Agent Douglas Harrison.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio has accepted prosecution on Guitierrez for violation of 8 USC 1326(b)(2) Unlawful Reentry after Removal of an Aggravated Felon.
To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our nation’s borders. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact Detroit Sector at (800) 537-3220.
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.