TUCSON, Ariz. –Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents made 12 significant arrests between Jan. 29 and Feb. 24 involving MS-13 gang members and illegal immigrants convicted of sex crimes.
Agents from the Ajo, Casa Grande and Tucson stations arrested one Mexican and two El Salvadorian nationals affiliated with the notoriously violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) street gang; two of whom are previously deported felons.
Douglas and Brian A. Terry agents arrested several male Mexican nationals with extensive criminal records including convictions for sexual abuse, battery with serious injury, domestic violence and child abuse. Each individual received a sentence of between 30 days to five years of incarceration.
Agents from Casa Grande, Ajo, Tucson and Nogales arrested five Mexican nationals identified as convicted sex offenders. Record checks revealed that these subjects were charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, indecency and/or lewd acts or sex with a child under 14 years of age.
Agents processed all subjects for prosecution and/or removal proceedings in accordance with Tucson Sector 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.