U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Ohio recently arrested two MS-13 gang members who now are facing removal proceedings for illegally being inside the U.S.
The first arrest came on Thursday when CBP agents assigned to the Sandusky Bay Station in Port Clinton took Juan Carlos Rivera-Flores, an admitted national of El Salvador, into custody. The subsequent investigation found him to be a confirmed MS-13 gang member with a prior criminal history in his native country, CBP said in a statement.
Authorities followed up the arrest of Rivera-Flores with the Friday arrest of Wilson Antonio Miranda-Rivera, who admitted to agents he was illegally present in the U.S. An investigation into Miranda-Rivera revealed a serious criminal history that included a felony conviction for making terrorist threats.
Chief Patrol Agent Douglas Harrison commented on the arrests by saying he is proud of how the agents carried out their duties and applauded them for their sense of duty.
“These arrests serve as a prime example of our agency’s commitment to prevent dangerous people from living in our communities,” Harrison explained.
The CBP further noted that both subjects are facing removal proceedings and are currently in custody at the Seneca County Jail.