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Border Patrol wrapup

Gang members, convicted rapist apprehended

A summary of Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector since Friday, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Arrests

Casa Grande Station agents apprehended a 19-year-old Mexican man Friday for illegally entering the United States. Record checks revealed a prior removal and a 2010 felony conviction for transporting and/or selling a dangerous drug in Maricopa County. The man admitted to being an active member of the Sureños and Wetback Power street gangs. He was held for prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s office for re-entry of an aggravated felon.

Agents assigned to the Casa Grande Station apprehended a 19-year-old Mexican man Saturday in the West Desert for illegally entering the United States. During processing, agents noticed numerous tattoos common among gang members. The man admitted to being an active member of the Los Tiny Crooks Sureños street gang in Minneapolis. The was being criminally prosecuted for illegal entry.

Casa Grande agents apprehended a 35-year-old man from Michoacan, Mexico, on Monday after he illegally entered the United States. Record checks revealed he was convicted for rape in 1998 in Brentwood, Calif. He was to be presented to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution of re-entering the United States as an aggravated felon.

Seizures

Casa Grande Station agents apprehended an illegal immigrant in the West Desert on Saturday with five backpacks containing an unloaded 9 mm pistol, 56 rounds of ammunition, drug paraphernalia and a half pound of marijuana. The person and backpacks were transported to the Casa Grande Station for processing. The subject was held for criminal prosecution.

Rescues

Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue agents responded to a call Saturday from a 23-year-old Mexican man lost in the West Desert. BORSTAR agents located the man and transported him to the Casa Station for processing and removal.

BORSTAR agents responded to a call Saturday from a 40-year-old man from Guanajuato, Mexico, who said he and his friend, a 51-year-old man, from Guerrero, Mexico, were in good health but were lost in the West Desert and wished to surrender. Office of Air and Marine aircraft located the men and transported them to the Ajo Station for processing and removal.

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