Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector arrested a sex offender July 17, when agents assigned to Andrade, Calif., apprehended an El Salvadoran national entering the country illegally.
Agents ran a records check through the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System and learned he had an extensive criminal history including rape, possession of a controlled substance, and was previously deported from the U.S. The man was processed for prosecution.
IAFIS is a valuable tool used by Border Patrol agents to rapidly identify individuals with criminal histories so they may be brought to an appropriate law enforcement resolution. By preventing dangerous individuals from entering the U.S., the Border Patrol continues to make significant progress toward establishing a secure and safe border environment while improving the quality of life for Arizona residents.
We welcome assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (866) 999-8727 toll free..
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 dangerous people and capabilities out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.