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Border Patrol Arrests Individuals With Serious Criminal Histories, Including Rape and Homicide

Release Date: 
November 7, 2014

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.    


Last modified: 
February 9, 2017