23rd Dangerous Gang Member Apprehended in El Centro This Year

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by Michelle Moons

 

EL CENTRO - Late Wednesday, Border Patrol Agents apprehended an aggravated felon and member of the dangerous “Sureños Trece” street gang near the Calexico, California Port of Entry, the 23rd gang member apprehended in that area, just this year.

Agents captured Cesar Ramos-Bracamontes, a 27-year-old Mexican National, around 6:30 p.m., according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. After being transported to the Calexico Border Patrol station, Ramos was identified as an active participant in the dangerous “Sureños Trece” gang.

Border Patrol revealed that Ramos has convictions for “Theft, Participation: Criminal Street Gang and Force/Assault with Deadly Weapon.”

Currently in Border Patrol custody, Ramos will be criminally prosecuted for illegal re-entry into the United States and ordered removed. Ramos has been deported before, according to a CBP spokesman.

When apprehending individuals along the border, agents don’t particularly know what threat an individual may pose. A CBP spokesman told Breitbart News, “We don’t know who we’re encountering, and we take the same steps for everybody.” Typically, an individual’s associations or prior criminal record are determined once that person has been brought back to a Border Patrol station.

Breitbart Texas’ Kristin Tate reported on another recent apprehension in that area near the end of August. “The Surenos 13 is a large gang with a stronghold in southern California. A CPB spokesman told Breitbart Texas that Surenos 13 is notorious for human and drug trafficking in the Calexico area,” Tate wrote.

CBP apprehensions of individuals caught crossing the border in the El Centro sector from October 2013 through mid-June 2014 are approximately 11,500, according to a CBP spokesman.