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Border Patrol arrests gang member who had been deported

Posted at 2:43 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 16:43:55-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a Honduran gang member who had been previously deported.

According to the agency, Hector Gustavo Montoya-Irias is a member of the 18th Street gang.

He had been arrested several times, including in 2016 for drug smuggling offenses. He served a 24-month term in prison before he was deported. He had been deported more than 10 times since 1993.

Montoya now faces criminal immigration charges.