Border Patrol — Tucson Sector — Newsby Hugh Holub on Jul. 29, 2011, under border patrol, border patrol tucson sector, politics
News Releases from the Border Patrol Tucson Sector:
TUCSON, Ariz. — The following is a rundown of activities that occurred over the past 24 hours within the Tucson Sector. This is only a thumbnail of each incident
(CAG) Agents from the Casa Grande Station apprehended a 21-year-old illegal immigrant from Guatemala Wednesday. During processing, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) revealed convictions for battery and inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, as well as violating an order of protection. Additionally, the subject openly admitted to being an active member of the 18th Street gang. The subject is being federally prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for illegal entry.(DGL) Douglas Station agents apprehended three illegal immigrants Tuesday from Distrito Federal, Mexico, who admitted to being active members of the Sureño 13 gang. All three subjects are being federally prosecuted under Operation Streamline.
(AJO) The Ajo Border Patrol Station received a 911 notification from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office yesterday regarding three illegal immigrants were lost and in distress in the West Desert. Using the location information provided by MCSO, a Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) helicopter crew located the group near the Sand Tank Mountains. The subjects, all illegal immigrants from Sonora, Mexico, were subsequently transported to the Ajo Station and rendered first aid before being processed for removal.(CAG) Casa Grande Station agents responded to a 911 call transferred from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday. The caller stated he was lost in the desert without food or water and wished to turn himself in to the Border Patrol. Agents located the subject, rendered first aid, and determined he did not require additional medical attention. He was transported to the Casa Grande Station for processing and removal.(TUS) Tucson Station agents working with CBP OAM air assets located a group of illegal immigrants yesterday near Amado. A woman in the group fell and hit her head while attempting to run from the helicopter, causing her to lose consciousness. The subject was transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment before being transported to the Tucson Station for processing and removal.
(WCX) A Willcox Station Border Patrol agent, certified as an emergency medical technician, encountered an illegal immigrant Wednesday on State Route 181 who had injured his knee while walking through the desert. The subject was transported to a local hospital for treatment. After release from the hospital, he will be processed for removal.
People attempting to cross the Sonoran Desert on foot face extremely hazardous conditions, yet smugglers continue to put lives in danger by leading immigrants through the harsh and desolate terrain. Smugglers are known to abandon anyone in the group physically unable to continue.
(CAG) On July 26, Casa Grande agents apprehended an illegal immigrant from Mexico near Sells, Ariz., who admitted being a member of the Sureño gang. A records check revealed the subject had prior felony convictions for theft and re-entry after deportation and was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. The subject is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for re-entry of a felon.(DGL) On July 27, Douglas Border Patrol agents assisted the Douglas Police Department during a vehicle stop, which led to the apprehension of seven illegal immigrants in the vehicle and seven more in a nearby stash house.
(CAG) Yesterday evening, a Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue team discovered human skeletal remains southwest of Ajo, Ariz. The remains appeared to have been exposed to the elements for an extended period of time. A search for identification or additional remains yielded negative results. The Pima County Sheriff’s Office was notified and took custody of the scene.
(DGL) On July 25, Border Patrol agents from the Douglas Station apprehended a male Mexican national. During processing, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) revealed a 2009 conviction in California for assault and rape. The subject is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for re-entry of an aggravated f]elon.
In a separate incident, Douglas agents apprehended a male Mexican national in east Douglas. After being processed through IAFIS, records revealed a 2011 arrest in Colorado for child abuse. The subject will be held for federal prosecution.
(WCX) On July 25, Willcox Station agents were responding to a suspicious vehicle when it pulled off road and the driver evaded apprehension. Agents approached the vehicle and discovered five bundles of marijuana weighing about 248 pounds. Record checks revealed the vehicle was reported stolen out of Tucson. Agents turned the vehicle over to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. The marijuana, with an estimated value of $124,000, was taken to the Willcox Station for processing.Rescues
(CAG) Yesterday evening, a Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue team responded to a 911 distress call. Based on a description of the terrain, agents located three subjects from El Salvador who entered the United States illegally. The subjects, two adults and a 14-month-old child, were suffering from moderate dehydration, sunburns and blisters on their feet. They were subsequently transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.