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Border Patrol Arrest MS13 Gang Member
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Border Patrol Arrest MS13 Gang Member

CALEXICO — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member Saturday afternoon.

The arrest occurred at approximately 4:35 p.m., when Border Patrol agents on patrol observed a man illegally enter the United States about one-half mile east of the Calexico West Port of Entry. 

Agents arrested the man and transported him to the El Centro Station for processing.

At the station, record checks identified the man as Kevin Josue Gomez-Escorcia, a 21-year-old Honduran national. Record checks also revealed that Gomez was formally removed from the United States by an Immigration Judge on January 27, 2017 in Florence, Arizona.

Gomez is a self-admitted MS13 gang member also known as Mara Salvatrucha gang.

Gomez is being held in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution.

All arrested individuals are presumed innocent pending the outcome of legal proceedings.


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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

This story is featured in the Jan 16, 2020 e-Edition.

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