MS-13 Member Says He Traveled with Caravan to California

Border Patrol agents in the El Centro Sector of California arrested a previously-deported MS-13 gang member who claimed he traveled through Mexico with a migrant caravan. The agents made the arrest after he illegally crossed the border.

Agents patrolling east of the Calexico Port of Entry came upon a suspected illegal immigrant who had just crossed the border from Mexico. They learned that the man is Jose Villalobos-Jobel, a citizen of Honduras, a who claimed membership in MS-13.

The Honduran national told agents he traveled through Mexico as part of a large group of caravan migrants coming from Central America with the intention of filing for asylum in the U.S.