Agents arrest felon and MS-13 Gang member
Two men are arrested after agents thwarted a human smuggling attempt at a ranch near Highway 16
LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) -A man with an extensive criminal history and a gang member are arrested by Border Patrol agents.
The incident happened on Jan 12, when agents attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle near State Highway 16.
The driver failed to yield but eventually came to a stop near a ranch off the highway.
Agents apprehended 20 individuals who were believed to be in the U.S. illegally.
One of them was identified as 19-year-old Kevin Ramirez Escobar who admitted to being a member of the MS-13 gang.
Meanwhile, a second subject was identified as 37-year-old William Gomez-Zeldon who had multiple prior convictions out of Miami, Florida including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft auto and armed robbery.
Both of the individuals are being charged for their immigration violations and were taken to the custody of U.S. Marshals.
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