NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Nogales Border Patrol Station agents arrested a previously deported Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member from Honduras after he re-entered the U.S. illegally with a group of other illegal aliens Saturday evening, Aug. 25.
Agents patrolling west of Nogales apprehended four illegal aliens from Honduras in a remote mountainous area, shortly after they illegally crossed the border through the desert.
The group was transported to the Nogales Station for further processing where agents discovered one of the individuals, 35-year-old Reyes Guzman-Umanzor, is affiliated with the dangerous MS-13 street gang. Records also revealed Guzman has been removed from the country for previous immigration violations, subsequent to arrests for DUI and drug possession.
Guzman faces criminal prosecution for re-entry after removal and will remain in custody pending a legal disposition in his case.
The remaining three illegal aliens arrested with Guzman have previous immigration violations and removals from the U.S. and will face additional charges.
All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.