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U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported illegal immigrant with a felony criminal record after he re-entered the United States near Sells, Arizona on December 14, 2019.

Just past midnight, Tucson Sector agents encountered 38-year-old Edin Francisco Gamez-Barrios while patrolling the desert in Arizona.

During processing, agents discovered Edin was a Guatemalan national that had been charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance in Montgomery County, Maryland in 2015.

He was sentenced to 30 months in jail and 24 months of supervised release. Upon his criminal conviction Edin was removed from the United States on July 3, 2019.

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Edin is now being held in federal custody, pending federal immigration charges.