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Border Patrol wrapup: Gang members arrested

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

Arrests

A 33-year-old man from Jutilcapa, Honduras, was apprehended Thursday afternoon by Sonoita Station agents after he illegally entered the United States. Record checks revealed he had prior removals. He also admitted to being an member of the Sureño 11 street gang. He was held for criminal prosecution.

A 21-year-old man from Jalisco, Mexico, was apprehended Thursday morning by Nogales Station agents after he illegally entered the United States. Record checks revealed he had prior removals. He also admitted to being a former member of the Sureño street gang. He was held for prosecution.

Also on Thursday, a 29-year-old man from Veracruz, Mexico, was apprehended by Nogales agents after he illegally entered the United States. The man was found with 134 pounds of marijuana. Record checks revealed he had criminal convictions for forgery and resisting an officer in Dade County, Fla. Although he had various tattoos consistent with those of the Sureño 13 street gang, the man denied any affiliation with the gang. He was being prosecuted on federal drug charges.

Rescues

Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue agents received a tip of nine individuals in need of assistance in the West Desert on Thursday. Agents found the group who admitted to entering the United States illegally. They were not in need of medical attention. They were transported to the Casa Grande Station for processing and removal.

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