Border Patrol: Agents arrest gang member near Yuma

Last Update: 4:02 pm

YUMA, AZ - U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Yuma Station arrested an admitted gang member early Saturday morning, according to officials.

Agents encountered the man, who admitted to being a member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, while patrolling just north of the border near Andrade, California.

Border Patrol Agent Shaun Kuzia says the man, who is a citizen of El Salvador, told agents he was previously a member of the MS-13 gang and had just entered the United States illegally.

According to Yuma agents, after a fingerprint check, it was revealed the man had illegally entered the U.S. twice before and been removed.

Upon further investigation, officials say the subject is believed to have current ties with the MS-13 gang.

Kuzia says the man will be prosecuted for illegal reentry ... asj6g.cspx