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Previously Deported Sureno Gang Member Arrested by Border Patrol Agents

A previously deported Sureno gang member was arrested near downtown Calexico, east of San Diego in Imperial County, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents said. 

Agents first were alerted to the man's presence when they responded to a internal radio notification for a man climbing over the U.S.-Mexico boundary fence, approximately one mile west of the Calexico West Port of Entry, agents said. 

When agents arrived on scene, they saw the man running away from the fence. 

The man, later identified as a previously deported 25-year old Sureno gang member from Mexico with a criminal record, was arrested for illegal entry into the U.S. 

He was taken to the El Centro station for processing. He will be prosecuted for re-entry after removal. 

No other information was immediately available.

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