MS-13 gang member and sex offender arrested by Border Patrol Agents

MS-13 gang member and sex offender arrested by Border Patrol Agents
Thousands of child migrants have overwhelmed U.S. Border Patrol agents along the southern border. (Source: CNN)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two illegal aliens during separate incidents Wednesday and Thursday and learned that one is an MS-13 gang member and the other is a sex offender.

Wednesday evening, Ajo Station agents arrested a 46-year-old Mexican national, after he illegally entered the U.S. near Lukeville. During processing, agents discovered he was convicted in 2002 of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in Mesa, Arizona.

Thursday evening, Nogales Station agents arrested a 24-year-old national of El Salvador. During processing, agents conducting records checks learned that he is a member of the dangerous “Mara Salvatrucha” (MS-13) street gang.

Both subjects are considered felons previously removed from the country and now face federal criminal immigration charges.

All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens with criminal histories are positively identified.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free.

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