Originally published as a US Customs and Border Protection press release –
“CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member Saturday morning.
The incident occurred at approximately 2:48 a.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico station encountered an undocumented individual who illegally entered the United States, 250 feet north of the United States/Mexico border, in the downtown area of the city of Calexico. The individual was arrested and transported to the El Centro Sector Processing Center to be medically evaluated and processed accordingly.
Record checks revealed that this individual, a 30-year-old Mexican national, is a documented Sureño gang member with an extensive criminal and immigration history. This individual has convictions for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon: not a firearm with a sentence of nine years in prison. This undocumented individual also has multiple re-entries after deportation and was previously ordered to be removed from the U.S. by an immigration judge.
U.S. Border Patrol will process the individual accordingly.”