CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an undocumented individual with gang affiliations, Saturday afternoon.
The incident occurred at approximately 12:42 p.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested an undocumented individual for illegally entering the United States. Agents apprehended the undocumented individual one mile north of the U.S./Mexico border and six miles east of the Calexico East Port of Entry. He was transported to the El Centro Sector Processing Center for further processing.
Record checks revealed that the individual, Jose Flores-Cervantes, a 29-year-old Mexican national, is a documented member of a street gang in Santa Rosa, California. At the time of his arrest, Flores-Cervantes had an active warrant out of Santa Rosa for Contempt of Court.
U.S. Border Patrol will process the individual accordingly.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.