Border Patrol Agents Arrest Previously Deported Gang Member

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CALEXICO — On October 1, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station arrested a previously deported gang member in downtown Calexico area.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., agents patrolling in the downtown area of Calexico witnessed a man making an illegal entry into the United States. Agents immediately apprehended the man and transported him to the Calexico Border Patrol Station for processing.

Record checks of the man revealed that he was a member of the 8th Street Gang out of Heyward, Calif. and affiliated with the Norteño prison gang while serving time in San Quentin, Calif.

“I am proud of the excellent work our Border Patrol agents demonstrated in stopping this previously convicted gang member from further entry into the United States,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim. “Their actions have and continue to keep our communities safe.”

The man, a 33-year-old Mexican national, will be criminally prosecuted for Re-Entry After Removal.