Border Patrol agents arrest gang member

YUMA, Ariz. - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a gang member belonging to the Mara Salvatrucha-503 Gang at approximately 6:30 a.m.  Monday morning.

The gang member was identified as  20-year-old Jose Rodriguez-Lopez. 

MS-503, a branch of MS-13, is a gang that originated in El Salvador and is notorious for extreme violence and bloodshed.

Agents responded to a call for assistance at Carver Park from the Yuma Police Department. After interviewing Lopez it was determined that he was illegally in the United States.

Agents noted a MS-503 Gang tattoo across his chest and said he had no record of any criminal or immigration arrests in the United States. However, he was processed for immigration violations.

Lopez was arrested and transported to Yuma Station.

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