Yuma Air Interdiction Agents Apprehend Guide for Group of 44
YUMA, Ariz. – Two air interdiction agents assigned to the Yuma Air Branch apprehended a guide after spotting him directing what ended up being a group of 44 illegal border crossers Wednesday evening.
The air interdiction agents were conducting routine patrol duties along the Colorado River at approximately 6 p.m. when they spotted a large group illegally crossing the border into the United States. They assisted Yuma Border Patrol agents in apprehending the group and returned to the point where the group entered the country. That’s where they encountered, Hernan Garcia-Orozco, signaling to yet another group of illegal border crossers.
The agents landed their aircraft and attempted to arrest Garcia-Orozco. He became combative and would not follow directions to show the agents his hands. Two additional Border Patrol agents assisted in subduing Garcia-Orozco and enacting an arrest.
Garcia-Orozco was transported to the Yuma Station for processing. Record checks conducted on the subject, a 32-year-old Mexican national, indicated he has a felony conviction for drug trafficking. Garcia-Orozco also has misdemeanor convictions for larceny, driving under the influence of drugs, and illegal reentry after previously being deported.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.