EXCLUSIVE: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Five-Time Deportee Gang Member With Decades-Long Criminal History

Border Patrol agents arrest deported gang members with criminal convictions, according to an internal memo and criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller News Foundation. did.

Investigators arrested Heriberto Gonzalez Macias of Mexico near Fort Hancock, Texas, on Feb. 11 and learned of his “extensive” criminal history and gang affiliation, according to the memo. Gonzalez Macias’ criminal history includes 15 years in prison for manslaughter in 1991 and 87 years in prison for illegally importing a firearm in 2006, according to a criminal complaint filed Feb. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Contains the year. In 2013, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a combined robbery, both of which were committed in Oklahoma. “Defendant has been deported five times, the last time being returned to Mexico via San Ysidro, California, on May 15, 2018,” the court filing states. (Related: Exclusive: Federal government cracks down on Afghan illegal immigrants from terrorist watch list)

The Border Patrol memo said Gonzalez-Macias was previously convicted of manslaughter in 1995 and charged with first-degree murder in 2013, but no criminal charges were filed against him. It was listed.

“Gonzalez-Macias’ criminal record reveals Heriberto’s extensive criminal and immigration history with several felony convictions. Gonzalez-Macias is also a self-confessed Paisa gang member.” The Border Patrol memo says:

“Gonzalez Macias, Heriberto has been determined to be a positive match to Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) records (redacted),” the memo said, adding that he “has been determined to be a member of MS-13. has been identified,” it added.

Also on February 11, agents in Roseburg, New Mexico, arrested Ruben, a member of the Norteño prison gang and a previously deported Mexican national, according to another Border Patrol memo recently obtained by DCNF. Moreno was arrested.

From October to January, Border Patrol agents arrested 157 gang members, including 34 members from Paisa Prison. gang 24 MS-13 members, according to to federal data. One of MS-13’s mottos is “Kill, Rape, Rule.” according to to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

In addition, border agents arrested 598 gang members in fiscal year 2023 and 751 in fiscal year 2022, according to the data.

A spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) did not immediately respond to DCNF’s request for comment.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas did not immediately respond to DCNF’s request for comment.

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