TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector agents arrested two more sex offenders yesterday, one with an active warrant out of Houston, Texas.
Ajo Border Patrol Station agents apprehended an individual near Gila Bend, Arizona yesterday. Biometric record checks revealed the subject, a Mexican national, had an active warrant for felony sex assault with a minor out of Harris County, Texas.
The subject, charged with sex assault of a child between the ages of 14 and 17, will be transferred to the Harris County Sheriff Department after facing charges related to his illegal entry into the U.S.
Tucson Sector agents also apprehended a subject near Naco, Arizona, who was convicted of sexual acts with a minor in 2012. This sexual offender, caught yesterday while attempting to smuggle narcotics across the international boundary, previously served time for sexually engaging with a minor in Ventura County, California. The aggravated felon, who is a national of Mexico, now faces criminal charges for attempting to reenter the United States after deportation as well as attempting to traffic narcotics.
Border Patrol agents have arrested, identified and presented four sexual offenders for prosecution during the past five days.
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.