Agents arrest dangerous gang member crossing border

OCOTILLO, Calif. - Border Patrol agents took a 33 year old gang member into custody after he attempted to enter the U.S. illegally from Mexico.

According to the release, Napier Valdez-Brito was arrested about 22 miles west of downtown Calexico. He was taken to the El Centro Border Patrol Station where he admitted to being an active member of the 'Sureño' criminal street gang out of Escondido.

Agents said Valdez-Brito has an extensive criminal and immigration history and was ordered to be removed from the U.S. on February 2, 2000. He was also arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and has numerous parole violations.

He's currently in Border Patrol custody and will be prosecuted for re-entry of an alien. Officials said he's the 14th gang member arrested in the El Centro Sector area in 2014.

If you see any suspicious activity, agents ask you to call the Border Community Threat Hotline at 1-800-901-2003.

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