EL CENTRO – Gang tattoos have tipped off U.S. Border Patrol to the MS-13 affiliation of an El Salvadorian national apprehended in the El Centro section of the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year, marking the 22nd member of the deadly gang caught in the El Centro Sector this year.
U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended the man as he attempted to illegally enter the United States just before 10:00 p.m. on Saturday. Wilber Gonzalez, a 36 year-old El Salvadorian gang member, was arrested just west of the Calexico Port of Entry.
Gonzalez “openly admitted” his affiliation with the notorious MS-13 El Salvadorian street gang after agents discovered his tattoos.
Gonzalez was in the custody of Border Patrol at the time Breitbart was notified of his capture. He will be further processed for illegal entry in to the U.S.
MS-13 is an extremely dangerous gang that, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, “perpetrate[s] violence–from assaults to homicides, using firearms, machetes, or blunt objects–to intimidate rival gangs, law enforcement, and the general public. They often target middle and high school students for recruitment.”
National Border Patrol Council Union Spokesperson Gabe Pacheco told Breitbart News, “With the different types of people we encounter everyday, arresting criminal gang members brings about great job satisfaction, knowing that they won’t be walking around on our streets looking to potentially commit more crime.”
Breitbart has reported extensively on the continual flow of gang and cartel members, sex offenders, murderers and other criminal illegal aliens through the southwest border of the U.S.
Thousands of foreign nationals continue to breach the borders of the U.S. the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks nears.
As Breitbart Texas’ Sarah Rumph has reported, U.S. Border Patrol agents have been asking the government to provide stability in their pay system and allow them to work the hours needed to monitor our nation’s borders more effectively.
According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website, the CBP “is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.”