HOUSTON, Texas — A member of the “Surenos 13” criminal street gang was recently apprehended by Border Patrol agents in Calexico, California.
On August 22 the gang member, 28-year-old Oswaldo Medina-Cisneros, entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico. Border Patrol agents arrested Medina-Cisneros; during subsequent interviews, authorities determined that the illegal immigrant was a mbember of the Surenos 13, according to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).
Court records obtained by Breitbart Texas show that Medina-Cisneros was taken into custody after agents observed him climb over the U.S.-Mexico international boundary fense.
Authorities quickly discovered that the 28-year-old had previously been deported.
“Record checks revealed that [Medina-Cisneros] was ordered removed, and was subsequently removed from the United States to Mexico on February 4, 2013,” a criminal complaint states. “There is no evidence showing [that he] has applied for and sought or received permission from the United States Attorney General or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to re-enter the United States after being previously removed.”
According to CBP, Medina-Cisneros is currently in the custody of CBP.
A total of 21 gang members have been apprehended in the El Centro Sector this year alone. The Surenos 13 is a large gang with a stronghold in southern California. A CPB spokesman told Breitbart Texas that Surenos 13 is notorious for human and drug trafficking in the Calexico area.
The spokesperson told Breitbart Texas, “We do encounter quite a few gang members in the area that we patrol. It’s not uncommon to pick up member gang members who are in the U.S. illegally.”
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