YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a Mexican national yesterday convicted for rape in 2008.
Agents conducting checkpoint backup operations near Interstate 8 stopped a 2006 Nissan Altima and discovered four Mexican nationals being smuggled by two U.S. Citizens. While processing the suspects at the Wellton Border Patrol Station agents learned that one of the subjects, Arturo Escobedo-Piedra, was convicted for 3rd degree rape in Curry County, Oregon, and sentenced to 90 days in prison plus 36 months of probation.
The vehicle and subjects are being processed by Wellton Station agents.
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.