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Border Patrol wrapup

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

Arrests

On Monday, Border Patrol agents from the Casa Grande Station apprehended an illegal alien in the west desert. An Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System check found the suspect had a 1993 conviction for rape in Los Angeles, as well as a conviction for felony burglary. The suspect is facing federal prosecution.

On Tuesday, agents from the Casa Grande station apprehended a Mexican national in the west desert. An IAFIS check revealed a 2005 conviction in California for committing lewd acts with a child under 14. The man was held for federal prosecution.

Also on Tuesday, Ajo Station agents arrested a Mexican national who, according to records found using IAFIS, had been convicted in San Bernardino, Calif., for sexual battery charges involving sex with a minor. He is facing federal prosecution.

Rescues

On Monday, Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue agents apprehended an illegal alien on S.R. 286 who had abandoned his traveling companion in the desert. About 20 minutes later, agents located the companion who was suffering from extreme blistering to his feet. The person in was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Also on Monday, Ajo Station agents apprehended two illegal aliens who had been wandering in the west desert for five days after being abandoned by their smuggler. They were treated by BORSTAR agents before being transported to the Ajo Station for processing.

Recovery

Ajo Station agents on Monday discovered human skeletal remains west of Lukeville. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department was investigating.

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