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MS-13 gang member arrested near Lukeville

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Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a MS-13 gang member west of Lukeville, on Friday.

Oscar Moreno-Mejia, a Honduran national, was one of six people arrested for illegally entering the United States, according to Customs and Border Protection.

During processing, agents learned Moreno-Mejia had previously had a criminal record in California and had previously been deported, according to a news release.

Records state Moreno-Mejia was convicted of distrusting cocaine in San Francisco back in 2001. He was sentenced to four years in prison. Documents also indicate he later severed three years in prison for grand theft auto in 2008.

Moreno-Mejia will remain in federal custody while he awaits prosecution.

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