TUCSON, Ariz. – Three men arrested at the Douglas Port of Entry at different times Sept. 27 were each driving stolen vehicles bound for Mexico.
Officers first referred 55-year-old Lorenzo Murillo-Rascon of Animas, New Mexico, for additional questioning. When they ran records checks on the Dodge truck he was driving, Douglas Police confirmed the vehicle was reported stolen.
Later, officers referred 46-year-old Martin Galaz of Douglas, Arizona for additional questioning. When officers ran a records check on the Chevrolet truck he was driving, Douglas Police confirmed the vehicle was stolen.
Late that afternoon, officers referred a 17-year-old from Los Lunas, New Mexico for additional questioning. A records check on the GMC truck he was driving, revealed it too had been stolen.
Officers seized all three of the vehicles and, along with the drivers, turned them over to the Douglas Police Department.
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.