Alien with Felony Criminal History Arrested
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Border Patrol agents apprehended a previously deported Mexican national with extensive criminal history Sunday morning after he illegally re-entered the U.S. near Lukeville, Arizona.
Agents encountered 30-year-old Guillermo Castillo-Gonzalez after he illegally crossed the border with five other Mexican nationals.
During a subsequent fingerprint and criminal records check at the Ajo Border Patrol Station, agents discovered Castillo had several felony convictions to include driving under the influence, battery, and several firearm offenses. Castillo’s sentences include a 100-month confinement for his most serious gun offense.
As a criminal alien, Castillo now faces prosecution for re-entry as a felon. Four of the other men arrested in the group will also face additional charges for prior immigration violations.
All persons apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens with criminal histories are positively identified.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.