Two members of the Mara-Salvatrucha – or MS-13 – gang had been snatched attempting to re-enter the US illegally in Arizona.
U.S. Customs and Border Safety brokers patrolling a distant canyon space west of Nogales encountered 30-year-old Joel Santos-Funes after he entered the U.S. from Mexico early Monday morning.
Brokers found that Santos-Funes – a Honduran nationwide – was a member of MS-13 gang who had been beforehand deported after taking his fingerprints.
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The following day, on Tuesday, brokers in Casa Grande apprehended 39-year-old Deyly Turcios-Giron, simply west of Tucson. Turcios-Giron can be from Honduras.
CBP mentioned each males have in depth immigration violation histories, together with a 2013 felony conviction for drug smuggling in opposition to Turcios-Giron.
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Officers mentioned the 2 males will stay in federal custody pending prosecution for felony immigration violations.