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.”