CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States today.
Border Patrol agents arrested a 23-year-old Mexican national at around 9 a.m., as he entered the United States illegally from Mexico approximately four miles east of the downtown Calexico Port of Entry.
The man, later identified as Hector Morales-Reynosa, was transported to the Calexico Border Patrol station for processing. Record checks revealed that Morales is a known gang member with an extensive criminal record and immigration history.
Morales is an aggravated felon who has convictions from Kankakee, Illinois for aggravated discharge of a firearm. He was sentenced to four years prison time for his crime.
Morales is in Border Patrol custody and will be criminally prosecuted for re-entry into the United States after being ordered removed.
A document listing total illegal alien apprehensions by fiscal year can be found here.
The El Centro Sector’s Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at 1-800-901-2003.