TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an attempted murderer, three convicted sex offenders and two MS-13 gang members within the last two weeks.
One subject was convicted of two counts of attempted murder, two counts of great bodily injury and one count of the transportation and sale of a controlled substance. Another subject was convicted of sexual assault and two were convicted of child molestation.
One of the MS-13 gang members is a U.S. citizen who was arrested for alien smuggling. The other subjects, from Honduras and Mexico, were previously charged, convicted and removed from the U.S. All six were apprehended for immigration violations.
The subjects were processed for prosecution and removal proceedings in accordance with Tucson Sector prosecution guidelines.
In addition to enforcing immigration laws, the Border Patrol contributes to a safer America by removing dangerous criminals from the country. All individuals apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, a vital tool for ensuring illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.
Customs and Border Protection also welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.
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.