CALEXICO, Calif. – Agents for the U.S. Border Patrol nets an MS-13 gang member as well as a newly released convicted murderer last weekend, both said to have traveled to the border with the migrant caravan.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said the first incident occurred last Saturday at 6:09 p.m., when agents were alerted to a man attempting to enter the country just east of the Calexico Port of Entry, reported Fox News.
During an interview, Jose Villalobos-Jobel, 29, told law enforcement that he was a citizen of Honduras and an “active gang member” belonging to the notorious MS-13 criminal organization. Moreover, the migrant gang member admitted to traveling with the caravan from Central America.
As a result, he is being held pending a repatriation hearing.
The second arrest came hours later, when agents noticed three people attempting to cross the border illegally just east of the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
CBP said that while interviewing the men in custody, agents discovered that one man, Miguel Angel Ramirez, 46, was released from a prison in Honduras four months earlier and had been held there for a murder conviction.
Yet this was not speculation. Officials with the San Diego Sector Border Patrol’s Foreign Operations Branch confirmed this with the Honduran Consulate in Los Angeles, which said that Ramirez had been serving 10 years for a homicide and three years for robbery.
Furthermore, the convicted killer also claimed to be traveling with the caravan. The other two men, 22 and 38, were also arrested and were awaiting deportation proceedings.
Currently, there are at least 6,000 migrants who traveled caravan-style from Central America currently in Tijuana, Mexico, who desire to enter the U.S.