Tucson Sector Agents Apprehend 2 Wanted Criminals
Tucson, Ariz. - Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Naco Station apprehended two illegal aliens wanted in separate incidents this weekend.
Agents arrested a 31-year-old male Mexican national yesterday who, according to national crime records, had a warrant for arrest from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for transporting marijuana. The suspect was processed for formal removal and extradition.
Friday, agents arrested a male Mexican national wanted on a hit-and-run involving a death. The West Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in Florida had issued a warrant for the 35-year-old man in 2001. Charges included "driving without a license" and "causing serious bodily injury/death." The man was processed for formal removal and transferred to the Tucson Police Department for extradition to Florida.
All illegal immigrants apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using fingerprint technology with access to criminal records throughout the United States, thereby assisting agents to quickly identify dangerous criminals and wanted persons.
Since launching the Southwest Border Initiative in March 2009, the Department of Homeland Security has made significant investments toward establishing a secure and safe border environment to improve the quality of life throughout Arizona communities.
Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.