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Border Patrol Apprehends Criminal Alien in Smuggling Attempt

Release Date: 
July 18, 2019

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working near Andrade, Calif. on July 11 apprehended multiple illegal aliens from Mexico who attempted to flee in a vehicle, including a previously deported criminal alien.

At approximately 9 p.m., a group of six illegal aliens were observed swimming northbound in the Alamo Pond. A nearby Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations helicopter observed the individuals run northbound away from the pond and enter a vehicle parked on Algodones Road.

Agents were attempting to perform a vehicle stop when the driver and all individuals fled on foot eastbound into the pond. Agents apprehended the group a short time later. The driver and six other subjects were all determined to be illegal aliens from Mexico.

During processing, agents identified one of the illegal aliens as a previously deported Mexican national with a felony conviction for possession of burglary tools out of Maricopa County in 2017.

All subjects were arrested for immigration violations.

Last modified: 
July 18, 2019