TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station arrested two previously-deported felons from Honduras in less than 24 hours.
Agents patrolling near the Lukeville Port of Entry early Thursday apprehended Antonio Torres-Colindres, 46, as he crossed into the U.S. illegally through the desert. During processing back at the Station, agents conducted a records check and learned Torres was previously convicted for the attempted murder of a law enforcement officer in Florida.
The second encounter occurred Friday morning when agents arrested 23-year-old Wilmer Orlando Redondo-Ulloa for illegally entering the United States, also near Lukeville. A records check conducted during processing revealed previous immigration violations and a conviction for sexual activity with a child under 11 years old.
Both men now face felony immigration charges for having re-entered the United States after removal.
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.