Border Patrol wrapup
Agents arrest man wanted for manslaughter in Ore.
A summary of Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector since in the past 24 hours, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
On Wednesday, Casa Grande Station agents apprehended a man from El Salvador who had a prior removal following a 1995 conviction for spousal abuse. Armando Barrientos Hurtado admitted to being a member of the MS-13 street gang. He faces federal prosecution and removal.
Casa Grande Station agents arrested a 42-year-old man from El Salvador who was in the country illegally and was was wanted for burglary in Alameda County, Calif. The man faces federal charges.
Casa Grande Station agents arrested a 37-year-old Mexican man Tuesday who was wanted in Oregon on a negligent vehicular manslaughter charge. He also has a sodomy conviction in Oregon, for which he was sented to 18 months in prison. The man, from Michoacan, entered the country illegally and was held on federal charges. After prosecution, he will be turned over to the Marion County, Ore., Sheriff's Office.
Ajo Station agents tracked a group of possible drug smugglers west of Lukeville Tuesday afternoon using detection equipment. Agents responded to the area and found nine bundles of marijuana abandoned in a wash. The marijuana, which weighed 888 pounds and is valued at $444,000, was taken to Ajo Station for processing.
Also on Tuesday, Ajo Station agents found 15 bundles of marijuana abandoned in the West Desert. The drugs, which weighed 794 pounds and are valued at $397,000, were taken to the station for processing.
Agents from Ajo’s Horse Patrol Unit discovered an abandoned vehicle in the desert Tuesday night that was loaded with about 1,618 pounds of marijuana valued at $809,000. The vehicle and marijuana were transported to Ajo Station for processing.