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U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Gang Member Near Orlando

Release Date: 
November 7, 2017

HARMONY, Fla. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Orlando Station arrested a subject affiliated with both the Sureños and the California-based Barrio Lazaro Cardenas street gang last week for being in the United States after previously deported.

During processing, Border Patrol agents identified Donato Amaya-Rivas, a 38-year-old Mexican national, to be affiliated with Surenos. Records show he had four prior removals from the U.S. and numerous felony convictions.

"The U.S. Border Patrol continues to secure our borders and keep Americans safe by combating the threats posed by illegal aliens affiliated with known criminal gangs,” said U.S. Border Patrol Miami Sector Division Chief Todd Bryant.

Amaya now faces federal criminal charges for re-entry of a felon.

The U.S. Border Patrol welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling 1-954-965-6300. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.

Last modified: 
November 7, 2017