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Border Patrol wrapup: Sex offender apprehended

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

Arrests

Nogales Station agents apprehended a 26-year-old man from Guatemala on Tuesday after he illegally entered the United States. Records revealed he had a criminal history including weapons possession and transportation of a controlled substance, for which he was sentenced to 10 months in jail. During processing, agents also learned he is a Sureño gang member. He was being processed for removal.

A 23-year-old man from Tabasco, Mexico, was apprehended early Wednesday by Casa Grande Station agents after he illegally entered the country. Records revealed a 2008 conviction for child molestation in Scott County, Ind., and served a four-year sentence. He was being criminally prosecuted for illegal entry of an aggravated felon.

Seizures

Ajo Station agents working in the West Desert on Tuesday apprehended three illegal immigrants and seized one handgun. Agents transported the people and weapon to the station for processing. Records revealed that all had prior orders of removal. They were being prosecuted on federal violations of illegal immigrants in possession of a firearm.

Rescues and recovery

Casa Grande Station and Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue agents responded to a call for assistance Tuesday from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department about two illegal immigrants in distress near Arizona City. Agents found the men who were in need of medical attention. One man, 19, was taken to a hospital by ambulance for treatment. The other, 23, was treated on-scene and transported for processing and removal from the United States.

BORSTAR agents responded to a call Tuesday night from a citizen about suspected illegal immigrants needing assistance. Agents found five people who admitted to being in the country illegally. One told agents of another member of the group nearby who was deceased. Agents located the man’s body and contacted the Tohono O’Odham Police Department who took over the scene.

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