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MS-13 gang member arrested near Tucson

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An MS-13 gang member was arrested by Border patrol agents in a mountainous area west of Tucson, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Gerson Sanchez-Benitez, 23, was taken into custody for entering the United States illegally, according to a news release.

Agents later ran the Salvadorian man’s biometric information through a criminal database.

That’s when they learned Sanchez-Benitez was associated with the gang and had been deported from the U.S. in 2017 for breaking the law in Virginia, according to CBP.

Sanchez-Benitez will remain in federal custody pending further prosecution.

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