TUCSON – Two members of the Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) street gang were arrested in separate events by Border Patrol agents after they illegally entered the United States this week.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), 30-year-old Joel Santos-Funes, a Honduran national, was apprehended by agents patrolling a remote canyon west of Nogales early Monday morning, after he illegally entered the country.
Agents discovered that Santos-Funes was an active MS-13 gang member during a fingerprint and database records check.
Then on Tuesday morning, Deyly Turcios-Giron, age 39, was apprehended by Casa Grande agents west of Tucson. Turcios had a 2013 criminal conviction for drug smuggling in Arizona.