Tucson, Ariz. - Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 10 dangerous criminals illegally entering the U.S. over the weekend in seven separate incidents. The subjects' criminal backgrounds ranged from sexual assault to gang-related activity.
Records checks, using the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, revealed one of the illegal aliens had a felony conviction for rape and another had an outstanding arrest warrant for sexual assault. It was also discovered through IAFIS and intelligence gathering that eight of the criminals belonged to dangerous street gangs such as Mara Salvatrucha, Sureños and 18th Street. Prosecution is being sought for seven of the 10 criminals. The remaining three will be placed into an appropriate consequence programs.
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.