TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents made 11 significant arrests since Dec. 29, 2014, including the arrest of one individual previously convicted of manslaughter. (Photos Available)
In separate incidents on Dec. 29 and 30; and Jan. 21, 25 and 26, agents from Ajo, Casa Grande, Tucson and Nogales arrested Mexican nationals and a Guatemalan national. Agents discovered criminal records on the subjects ranging from sexual intercourse with a minor to sexual abuse and rape.
Douglas Station agents arrested a male Mexican national on Jan. 24 with an extensive criminal record including convictions for child neglect, battery, fraud and domestic violence.
On Jan. 23, agents from the Brian A. Terry Station responded to a request for backup on a traffic stop from the Bisbee Police Department. Agents responded and arrested a Mexican national previously convicted of manslaughter.
On Jan. 22, Douglas agents received a call from a local resident reporting that someone broke into his home. Agents searched the area and found two Mexican nationals nearby in possession of items reported stolen. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office also responded and subsequently took custody of both suspects.
Ajo agents arrested a Mexican MS-13 gang member on Jan. 20.
Casa Grande agents arrested a Mexican national on the Tohono O’odham nation Jan. 5 wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for armed robbery.
Agents processed all subjects for prosecution and/or removal proceedings in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.
In addition to enforcing immigration laws, the Border Patrol contributes to a safer America by removing dangerous criminals from this country. Cooperation with other law enforcement partners is an important part of the Border Patrol’s defense in depth strategy.
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.
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.