TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two illegal aliens during separate incidents Wednesday and Thursday and learned that one is an MS-13 gang member and the other is a sex offender.
Wednesday evening, Ajo Station agents arrested a 46-year-old Mexican national, after he illegally entered the U.S. near Lukeville. During processing, agents discovered he was convicted in 2002 of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in Mesa, Arizona.
Thursday evening, Nogales Station agents arrested a 24-year-old national of El Salvador. During processing, agents conducting records checks learned that he is a member of the dangerous “Mara Salvatrucha” (MS-13) street gang.
Both subjects are considered felons previously removed from the country and now face federal criminal immigration charges.
All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.