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San Diego Border Patrol Agents Arrest Armed Suspect

Release Date: 
May 21, 2015

TECATE, Calif.—Tuesday, Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Cajon Border Patrol Station arrested an armed man approximately five miles east of the Tecate port of entry. 

loaded shotgun seized from Mexican man arrest at the El Cajon Border Patrol Station

Agents arrested a man who was carrying a loaded shotgun just north of the International Border in East County San Diego.

At around 8:15 a.m., agents on patrol observed an individual north of the United States/Mexico international boundary fence who appeared to be carrying a shotgun.  Additional agents responded to the location and coordinated with Mexican law enforcement, who were ready to block a possible flight south by the suspect.  Working with Mexican authorities, agents located the man and placed him under arrest.  The weapon, a fully-loaded shotgun, was hidden under some nearby bushes.

The 44-year-old Mexican national was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders.  To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017