Deported Violent Criminal, Gang Members Arrested in Arizona near Border


Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents kept a violent, previously deported criminal alien and two dangerous gang members from successfully re-entering the U.S.

Tucson Sector agents apprehended a migrant in the Ephraim Canyon area after he illegally crossed the border from Mexico on January 7. The agent transported the Mexican national to the station where they conducted a biometric background investigation, according to Tucson Sector officials.

The investigation into the man’s immigration and criminal history uncovered a violent past and a previous deportation, officials stated. The agents identified the man as 34-year-old  Francisco Javier Cruz-Ramirez, a Mexican national.

A criminal court in Maricopa County, Arizona, convicted the illegal alien for kidnapping and “misconduct involving weapons” in March 2010, officials stated. The Arizona court sentenced the man to seven years in state prison for the kidnapping charges and six years for the weapons violation. Immigration officers removed him to Mexico on October 14,

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