TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents arrested seven illegal immigrants between Oct. 23 and Nov. 1 wanted for or convicted of various serious crimes.
Two subjects, both Mexican nationals, were previously convicted of homicide and voluntary manslaughter.
One subject, an Ecuadorian national, had multiple felony convictions including rape and robbery. Additionally, this subject was convicted for driving while intoxicated.
A Guatemalan national had two warrants for his arrest for rape of a child and burglary. Another Guatemalan national was previously convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.
Two Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members from Guatemala and Mexico were also arrested.
All subjects were apprehended for immigration violations, and 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.
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.