A member of a violent Central American gang was taken down by U.S. border agents over the weekend shortly after entering the country via the Canadian border.
“A Peruvian national and a Mexican national were apprehended on June 23 near Averill, Vermont,” reads a press release sent out by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Monday. “Record checks revealed that both subjects were previously deported. The Mexican national admitted to being a member of the 18th Street gang. Both individuals were processed for prosecution and removal.”
Averill’s northern corner comes within several hundred metres of the Canada-U.S. border.
“He made illegal entry from Canada into the United States,” San Diego Sector Division Chief Mario Villareal told the Sun via email. “Additionally, when agents approached, both subjects ran but were arrested.”