Border Patrol Arrests Detroit Gang Member Who Had Previously Been Deported to Mexico

June 29, 2018, 8:03 AM by  Allan Lengel

Francisco Miranda-Espinoza (Border Patrol photo)

U.S. Border Patrol agents this week arrrested Francisco Miranda-Espinoza, a member of the 18th Street Gang in Detroit, who had been previously deported to Mexico following a drug conviction.

Agents assigned spotted Miranda on Wednesday around 11:30 a.m.  while patroling in Detroit. He admitted to being a Mexican citizen, a gang member and not having immigration documents, an agency release says.

Additionally, a record check showed that he'd been convicted of a felony for controlled substance delivery/manufacture after an arrest by the Dearborn Heights Police Department in 2016. Following his conviction at that time, he was returned to Mexico as an "aggravated felon."

“This arrest takes a dangerous individual off the streets of Detroit,”  Chief Patrol Agent Douglas Harrison says in a statement. “Every time we remove a criminal alien from the country, we are making our communities safer.”


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