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 Monday morning.
At approximately 7:50 a.m., agents assigned to the Calexico station encountered an undocumented individual who illegally entered the United States, a mile north of the United States/Mexico border, in the desert area, east of Calexico. The individual was arrested and transported to the El Centro Sector Processing Center.
Record checks revealed that Leonardo Antonio Serrano-Covarrubias, a 37-year-old Mexican national, is a documented Paisas gang member with an extensive criminal and immigration history.
Serrano-Covarrubias has multiple convictions for disorderly conduct, possession of a weapon, criminal damage to property, hindering an officer, and prowling. He also has multiple re-entries after deportation and was previously ordered to be removed from the U.S. by an Immigration Judge.
Serrano-Covarrubias will be processed accordingly.
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