NOGALES, ARIZ.—A 28-year-old Mexican national is in custody in connection with identity theft charges in Pima County. The man was arrested as he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales on Thursday.
Customs and Border Protection officers referred Yair Aguillon-Guevara, of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection when he attempted to enter through the Dennis DeConcini Port. He was taken into custody after a routine record check disclosed an active arrest warrant by the Pima County Sheriff's Office. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department confirmed the warrant and took custody of Aguillon.
In fiscal year 2012, CBP officers at Arizona ports arrested 401 people wanted for crimes such as murder, rape, assault, robbery and other criminal activity. More than 6,000 individuals were identified as inadmissible due to national security, insufficient or fraudulent documents, and other relevant concerns.
Individuals arrested are charged with a criminal complaint, which raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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.