Border Patrol agents apprehended an active gang member trying to illegally enter the United States early Monday, according to a press release.

Agents arrested Mexican national Samuel Garcia- Ezequiel, 23, as he illegally entered the U.S. about 11 miles west of the Calexico downtown Port of Entry around 1:20 a.m.

Staff Writer Chelcey Adami can be reached at 760-337-3452 or cadami@ivpressonline.com

I covered the border and Calexico for two-and-a-half years but am now the courts and crime reporter. I studied journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and previously worked as a staff photographer in Austin, Dallas, Costa Rica and rural Oklahoma.

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