YUMA, Ariz. – Four individuals were arrested by Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents in separate incidents, over the past few days.
A vehicle attempting to pass through the Interstate 8 checkpoint east of Yuma was referred to secondary inspection, yesterday afternoon, leading to the arrest of two U.S. citizens. Both had active warrants, one from Tucson, and the other from Yuma County Sheriff’s Office. Both were turned over to the Department of Public Safety.
In incidents Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, two illegal aliens were arrested by agents. One near Las Palomas Ranch, and the other along the west side of the Granite Mountains. Both had warrants from the Arizona Department of Corrections (DOC) and will be returned to DOC to complete the remainder of their sentences.
Also over the weekend, agents assisted La Paz County Sheriff’s Office in determining that a subject in their custody was illegally present in the U.S. for alleged armed robbery.
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.