TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents are processing several individuals taken into custody recently for multiple offenses, including one previously deported man convicted for sexually assaulting a minor.
On Nov. 10, Casa Grande Border Patrol agents took custody of five individuals apprehended by Arizona Department of Public Safety. During processing, agents identified one of the subjects as a foreign fugitive wanted for homicide. Agents immediately contacted Interpol and are now holding the fugitive pending prosecution for “reentry after removal”.
Nogales Border Patrol agents working at the inspection checkpoint Nov. 12 in Tubac, Arizona, asked the driver of a vehicle with a temporary license plate for consent to search the vehicle’s trunk. After the driver consented, agents found two Mexican nationals locked inside. Agents also noted that the trunk had no emergency release latches. Agents arrested the driver, a U.S. citizen, and his human cargo.
On Nov. 14, Nogales agents apprehended a male Mexican national previously incarcerated on a felony charge for sexual assault of a minor in Colorado three years earlier. After serving 18 months in prison, the court issued a “Final Order of Deportation”. He was removed from the U.S. in September 2014, through El Paso, Texas.
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.