California law enforcement officials arrested seven additional suspects connected to alleged illegal alien cop-killer Gustavo Perez Arriaga last week — all of whom are purported illegal aliens — for allegedly helping him evade capture.
"Police say, in all, seven people are in custody, accused of assisting the suspect in evading police, including two of Arriaga's brothers and his girlfriend," ABC News reported on Saturday night, according to NewsBusters. "Authorities telling ABC News, all of them -- as well as Arriaga -- in the U.S. illegally."
Authorities arrested Bernabe Madrigal Castaneda, Erasmo Villegas, Maria Luisa Moreno, Adrian Virgen, Erik Quiroz, Ana Leyde Cervantes, and Conrado Virgen Mendoza.
Fox News reported late last week that authorities confirmed that Perez Arriaga, 33, was affiliated with the Surenos gang, a violent Mexican-American street gang that engages in "a number of crimes, including murder, extortion, narcotics trafficking, prostitution, human smuggling and robbery."
"Illegal immigration doesn't serve our communities, especially criminals who victimize and exploit our communities," Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said on Fox News last week. "Whether you hate the president or love the president, border security goes hand-in-hand with national security, the safety of our communities, and public safety. We need to know who is in our communities that shouldn't be. We should be focusing on criminal activity without political interference."
"We were prohibited — law enforcement was prohibited because of sanctuary laws and that led to the encounter with officer Singh," Christianson added during a news conference on Friday. "The outcome could have been different if law enforcement wasn’t restricted, prohibited, or had their hands tied because of political interference."
President Donald Trump kept a close eye on the manhunt for Perez Arriaga late last week, tweeting: "There is right now a full scale manhunt going on in California for an illegal immigrant accused of shooting and killing a police officer during a traffic stop. Time to get tough on Border Security. Build the Wall!"