Aggravated Felon Gang Member Becomes 28th Arrested in El Centro Border Sector

MS-13 Gang Member
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San Diego, CA

Twenty-eight dangerous gang members have been apprehended in the El Centro sector of the U.S.-Mexico border this year, with the most recent an aggravated felon member of the “Sureños 13” criminal street gang arrested Thursday morning.

Jose Carmona-Escobar, a 43-year-old Mexican national, was attempting to make illegal entry into the United States when Border Patrol agents arrested him. Carmona was found to have a lengthy record of criminal activity and immigration violations.

Carmona has, “convictions from Riverside for stolen property, vehicle theft, control substance for sale, and battery of a spouse,” according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection release.

Border Patrol had Carmona in custody as of Friday, and he will be criminally prosecuted for illegal re-entry into the U.S.

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