Border agents apprehend member of Tango Blast Gang


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended 13 individuals west of Presidio, Texas, including a member of the Tango Blast Gang.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), agents assigned to the Presidio Station discovered footprints going north from the Rio Grande through the West Texas desert about 3 a.m. Wednesday.

At 10 a.m., the agents encountered a group of 13 individuals dressed in camouflage.

After further investigation, it was determined that all 13 individuals were citizens of Mexico and Guatemala and were illegally present in the United States.

According to the CBP, among the 13 individuals was Cristobal Martinez Ureste, a citizen of Mexico later revealed to be a member of the Tango Blast Gang.

Ureste has a criminal record that includes aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, evading arrest, assault against a public servant, and possession of marijuana.

According to CBP, Martinez’s previous Order of Removal will be reinstated and he will be removed to Mexico at the conclusion of his immigration court hearing and sentencing.

The other 12 subjects in the group will be processed according to the applicable immigration laws.

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