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U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector June Arrests Include Multiple Aggravated Felons and Gang Members

Release Date: 
July 14, 2020

EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents were busy this past month protecting our Nation’s borders.

June statistics show that El Paso Border Patrol Agents arrested nine gang members from five different notorious gangs. El Paso Sector agents additionally located and placed 12 aggravated felons under arrest last month.

Criminal charges consisted of the following:  Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute; Criminal Confinement and Domestic Battery; and Assault on a Child Under 12.  These convictions took place in various locations throughout the U.S. to include Oklahoma, Indiana, North Carolina and Texas.

“I’m so proud of the work being done by El Paso Sector agents,” stated El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez. “Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, our agent’s continued efforts and dedication in securing our Nation’s borders, is also keeping dangerous criminals from not only entering into our border communities, but those across the Nation.”

Please use the following link for additional CBP Enforcement Statistics for Fiscal Year 2020.

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/cbp-enforcement-statistics

It is important to note that an arrest or criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered evidence of guilt. Subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol while remaining anonymous by calling 1-800-635-2509.

Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Follow us on Twitter at @USBPChiefEPT and @CBPWestTexas.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021