TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents last week arrested a previously deported rapist, rescued undocumented migrants, and seized drugs at a local checkpoint.
On May 13, agents from the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station arrested Leonel Rayo-Herrera, a Mexican national previously removed from the U.S. for statutory rape of a minor and sexual battery. Agents are processing the subject in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.
On May 17, agents from the substation in Three Points, Arizona initiated a search for two individuals who called 911 in distress after illegally crossing the border. When agents arrived at their location, one of the subjects complained of pain in his left knee. A Border Patrol EMT examined the man’s injury and determined he needed further medical attention. Agents then transported the subject to a local hospital.
Also on May 17, agents at the State Route 86 checkpoint near Three Points seized 1,006 pounds of narcotics after a Border Patrol canine alerted to a Chevrolet truck carrying bricks of marijuana hidden in several compartments under the truck’s bed and in the cab. Agents arrested the driver, a U.S. citizen now charged with drug smuggling. The DEA will take possession of the marijuana, worth in excess of $450,000.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.