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Border Patrol wrapup

Woman arrested with pot, 6-year-old in vehicle

A summary of Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector over the last 24 hours, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

Arrests

Casa Grande Station agents apprehended a 30-year-old man from Mexico on Thursday after he illegally entered the United States. A background check revealed he was convicted for use of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for sale in Santa Clara, Calif., and was sentenced to 16 months in prison. During processing he admitted to being a Sureño gang member. He was being criminally prosecuted for re-entry of an aggravated felon.

Also on Thursday, Casa Grande agents apprehended a 40-year-old male from Honduras for illegal entry. It was found the man was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in Fairfax County, Va., and removed from the United States on March 11. He was being federally prosecuted for re-entry of an aggravated felon.

Douglas Station agents apprehended a 19-year-old Mexican national Thursday who was about to throw a large rock just north of the International Boundary Fence. During the arrest, three others in Mexico began throwing rocks at the agents. No one was injured. During processing, agents found the subject was previously apprehended by the Border Patrol for transporting marijuana. The subject was being held pending federal prosecution.

Seizures

Tucson Station agents working near Three Points discovered an abandoned, loaded .357 Ruger handgun in a wash Thursday. Agents took the weapon to the Tucson Station for processing. A check of the weapon’s serial number found the gun had not been reported stolen.

Also on Thursday, Nogales Station agents assigned to the Interstate 19 checkpoint, working with a Border Patrol canine team, discovered 10 bricks of marijuana concealed in the front bumper of a vehicle during a secondary inspection. The driver, who was traveling with her 6-year-old daughter, was taken into custody. Child Protective Services took custody of the child. The driver was being held for federal prosecution and the vehicle was seized.

Rescues

Ajo Station agents and a Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue) team responded to a call for assistance from an illegal immigrant lost in the West Desert on Thursday morning. With the help of Office of Air and Marine helicopters, agents located the subject who was in need of medical attention. The person was transported to a nearby hospital and was to be processed for removal.

Tucson Station agents, with the help of BORSTAR and OAM helicopters, responded Thursday to a call about a person lost in the desert near S.R. 286. After locating the person, emergency medical technicians found the individual was fit for travel and was transported to the Tucson Station for processing and removal.

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BORSTAR agents, with assistance from OAM helicopters, responded to a call for medical assistance from three individuals Friday morning in the West Desert. The subjects were located and one was treated for severe dehydration and transported to a nearby hospital. The others did not need further medical attention and were transported to the Casa Grande Station for processing and removal.

Ajo Station agents responded to a phone call Friday morning from an illegal immigrant who said he was out of food and water and had been lost in the desert for more than three days. Agents located him near Lukeville and he was transported him to the Ajo Station for treatment and processing.

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