TUCSON, ARIZ.—Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended eight illegal aliens with criminal histories during the weekend.
Agents assigned to the Naco Station arrested two Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States on Friday in separate incidents. Record checks revealed both men were Sureño gang members with prior arrests - one for forgery, the other for arson and battery with bodily harm. Both men are now facing federal charges.
Also on Friday, Douglas agents apprehended a male Mexican national illegally present in the United States who had a prior arrest in California for child cruelty. He faces federal charges.
Douglas agents apprehended a Mexican national who had illegally entered the United States on Saturday. Record checks revealed an extensive criminal history including domestic violence and burglary. He now faces prosecution.
In separate incidents Sunday, Douglas agents apprehended two Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States. Record checks revealed one man was previously arrested for kidnapping for ransom/hostage and a conviction for driving under the influence. The other man was previously arrested for sexual assault, burglary and domestic assault. Both men face federal charges.
Also on Sunday, agents assigned to the Casa Grande Station apprehended two men - one from Mexico, the other from El Salvador - for illegally entering the United States. The Mexican national admitted to having affiliations with the Sureño 13 gang. Records checks revealed the El Salvadorian has an active warrant from 1999 issued by the Division of Parole in Albany, NY, for parole violation-felony robbery. Both men are facing prosecution.
The Tucson Sector Border Patrol is committed to keeping dangerous criminals from entering our communities. All individuals apprehended undergo a criminal history check using the Integrated Automated Fingerprints Identification System, allowing agents to quickly identify and classify violent criminals and wanted persons.
Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free.
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.