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Previously deported “Sureño” gang member busted trying to cross border

November 20, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Previously deported “Sureño” gang member busted trying to cross border

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Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported Mexican national and known “Sureño” gang member near downtown Calexico located east of San Diego on Wednesday night.

Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station responded to an internal radio alert warning that a man illegally entered the United States after climbing over the international boundary fence located a mile west of the Calexico West port of entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said in a statement.

Officers arrived on the scene and spotted the man running from the fence towards the downtown area where he would try to blend in with other locals.

The border region around the Calexico point of entry is an area where at least eight Border Patrol agents have been attacked by illegals since the new fiscal year started in October.

Agents later arrested the man and brought him to the El Centro station for processing. As they were conducting a records check, agents learned that he was  aSureño” gang member previously deported for prior convictions.

The Sureño gang is a national group of loosely affiliated Latino gangs and are referred to as Sureño 13 or Sureño X3. It was originally formed as a prison gang in southern California and has since expanded to all parts of the U.S. The gang is allegedly involved in drug trafficking, ripping off other gangs’ drug shipments, robberies, extortion, prostitution, and debt collection.

He remains in custody pending prosecution for felony re-entry after deportation.

“Our Border Patrol Agents do a great job of enforcing immigration laws, but they also excel in ensuring that our communities are safe from these types of criminals,” Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott said.

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