TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents arrested six illegal immigrants between Sept. 30 and Oct. 8 wanted for or convicted of various sex crimes.
One subject, a Mexican national, was convicted of felony-aggravated sexual assault on a child, along with several felony and misdemeanor DUI offenses.
Another subject, a Guatemalan national, was convicted of lewd or lascivious molestation and conduct.
The four remaining individuals, also Mexican nationals, had convictions including felony-attempted sexual assault of a spouse and assault with a semi-auto firearm.
Three of the subjects also had outstanding warrants for their arrest related to sex crimes. One of these subjects claimed to be a member of the Sureno gang, an affiliate of the Mexican mafia.
All subjects were processed for prosecution and removal proceedings, in accordance with Tucson Sector prosecution guidelines.
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.