by Michelle Moons
EL CENTRO -Â Late Wednesday, Border Patrol Agents apprehended an aggravated felon and member of the dangerous â€œSureÃ±os Treceâ€ 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 â€œSureÃ±os Treceâ€ gang.
Border Patrol revealed that Ramos has convictions for â€œTheft, Participation: Criminal Street Gang and Force/Assault with Deadly Weapon.â€
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 donâ€™t particularly know what threat an individual may pose. A CBP spokesman told Breitbart News, â€œWe donâ€™t know who weâ€™re encountering, and we take the same steps for everybody.â€ Typically, an individualâ€™s associations or prior criminal record are determined once that person has been brought back to a Border Patrol station.
Breitbart Texasâ€™ Kristin TateÂ reportedÂ on another recent apprehension in that area near the end of August. â€œThe Surenos 13 is a large gang with a stronghold in southern California.Â AÂ CPB spokesman told Breitbart Texas that Surenos 13 is notorious for human and drug trafficking in the Calexico area,â€ 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.