(MS-13 member caught)….The member of the criminal gang was trying to sneak back into the United States.
31-year-old Jose Perez Santos was caught New Year’s Eve. At 10:45 pm Border Patrol agents found the man 3 miles west of the Downtown Calexico Port of Entry. He was taken into custody without incident. Perez was taken to the Calexico Border Patrol station, where it was revealed he was an active member of the Mara Salvatrucha criminal gang out of El Salvador. Perez had been deported from the US in 2010. He is being held pending prosecution for re-entry after being previously removed from the United States.