Gang Member Arrested Near the Mountains of Ocotillo

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OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member near the Jacumba Wilderness region Thursday night.

At approximately 8:45 p.m., agents assigned to the El Centro station encountered an undocumented individual who illegally entered the United States, two miles north of the U.S./Mexico border. The individual was arrested and transported to El Centro Sector Processing Center to be further medically evaluated and processed. 

Record checks revealed this individual to be a documented Paisas gang member with extensive criminal and immigration history. This individual has numerous felony and misdemeanor convictions to include multiple re-entries after deportation. This individual was previously ordered to be removed from the U.S. by an immigration judge.

U.S. Border Patrol will process this individual accordingly.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the comprehensive management, control, and protection of our nation’s borders, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection at and between official ports of entry.

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