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Border Patrol wrapup

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Border Patrol wrapup

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


Border Patrol agents from the Naco Station apprehended a 28-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico on Thursday. A background check revealed the subject had convictions for vandalism and sale of meth for which he was sentenced to two years in prison. The person admitted to being an active member of the Sureño 13 street gang. He was being federally prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for re-entry of an aggravated felon. 

Also on Thursday, Casa Grande Station agents apprehended a Mexican man, a member of the Sureño 13 gang, who had a conviction in North Carolina for possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and previous removal from the United States. He was held for federal prosectution. 


Nogales Station agents assisted a Nogales Police Department officer chasing a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident. Agents assisted the officer in apprehending one of the suspects. A second suspect was arrested by the officer.

Rescues and recoveries

On Thursday, BORSTAR agents and CBP's Office of Air & Marine found three illegal immigrants from Mexico east of the South Mountain area. Agents rendered first aid and treated the group for moderate dehydration at the scene. Subsequently, they were transported to the Casa Grande Station for processing and removal.

In a separate incident, agents responded to a 911 call from two illegal immigrants. BORSTAR agents and OAM air rescued the two near South Mountain. One was treated for moderate dehydration and the other, who was severely dehydrated, was transported to a local hospital for further medical treatment. Both were held for processing.

Also on Thursday, BORSTAR agents responded to a 911 call about four people in need of medical attention in the Casa Grande Station area. Agents treated the group for severe dehydration. They reported one person from their group was missing and a BORSTAR K-9 team searched the area and discovered the remains of the missing person. The scene was turned over to the Tohono O’odham Police Department.

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