(Gang Member and Sex Offender arrested)...They were arrested in separate incidents.
The gang member was taken into custody Saturday afternoon. El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents on patrol observed a man at around 4:35 pm as he illegally entered the United States about one-half mile east of the Calexico West Port of Entry. The man was arrested and taken to the El Centro Station for processing. He was identified as 21 year old Kevin Josue Gomez Escorcia, a Honduran Native. He had been deported from the US in 2017. He is a self admitted MS-13 gang member. On Sunday afternoon agents assigned to the Highway 86 Checkpoint ecountered a man with an expired Employment Authorization Card. An immigration and criminal history check revealed the man was 37 year old Carlos Ramon Cortez Nieto, also a Honduran native. He had been convicted of sex offenses in 2018 and was sentenced to 2 years probation and 2 days in jail. He was also deported. Both men are being held in Federal Custody pending further immigration proceedings.