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24th Gang Member Arrested at El Centro Sector of U.S.-Mexico Border

24th Gang Member Arrested at El Centro Sector of U.S.-Mexico Border

Luis Felipe Avila-Flores of the “El Monte Flores” criminal street gang was arrested Wednesday when Border Patrol agents caught him illegally entering the United States in the Calexico, California region Wednesday.

Avila, a 29-year-old Mexican national, revealed his participation in the dangerous criminal organization after agents transported him back to the Calexico Border Patrol station.

Upon further investigation, agents found Avila had “an extensive criminal and immigration history,” according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release.

Avila is an aggravated felon with convictions for his crimes in Nevada, including conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery with the use of a deadly weapon. 

In Border Patrol custody as of Thursday, Avila will be prosecuted for re-entering the U.S. after being ordered removed in December of 2013.

Avila is the 24th gang member to be arrested this year in the El Centro Sector alone.

CBP agents face danger and uncertainty in regards to those they apprehend. 

A CBP spokesman previously told Breitbart News, “We don’t know who we’re encountering, and we take the same steps for everybody.” 

Typically, an individual’s associations or prior criminal record are determined once that person has been brought back to a Border Patrol station.

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