Mexican Gang Member Arrested In Detroit

(DETROIT, MI) – US Border Patrol agents assigned to the Detroit Sector arrested an active member of the 18th Street Gang in Detroit on Wednesday.



At approximately 11:30am, agents patrolling in Detroit encountered Francisco Miranda-Espinoza, who admitted to being a Mexican citizen and not possessing US-issued immigration documents allowing him to be, or remain, in the United States. During processing at the Detroit Border Patrol station, Miranda admitted to his gang affiliation.

In addition, record checks revealed that he had been convicted of a felony for manufacturing and trafficking drugs after an arrest by the Dearborn Heights Police Department in 2016. Subsequent to this conviction he was removed to Mexico as an aggravated felon.

“This arrest takes a dangerous individual off the streets of Detroit,” said Chief Patrol Agent Douglas Harrison. “Every time we remove a criminal alien from the country, we are making our communities safer.”

Border Patrol has submitted the case to the US Attorney’s Office in Detroit for prosecution for unlawful re-entry after removal.

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