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Border Patrol wrapup: 3 arrested, 4 rescued, remains found

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Border Patrol wrapup: 3 arrested, 4 rescued, remains found

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


Nogales Border Patrol agents apprehended a 28-year-old Mexican national Thursday for illegal entry. A background check revealed the man had a 2008 conviction for first degree murder in Kansas City, Mo. He was held for prosecution for re-entry of an aggravated felon.

Willcox agents apprehended an illegal immigrant from Guatemala on Sunday and a background check revealed the man had prior ties to the Mara Salvatrucha gang and convictions for endangerment, failing to stop after an accident, domestic battery, resisting a law enforcement officer, and public intoxication. The man was being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  

Early Monday, agents from the Douglas Station apprehended a 54-year-old man from Mexico for illegal entry. A background check showed he had a 1985 sexual battery conviction in Manatee County, Fla. He was being held for federal prosecution.


Casa Grande agents patrolling the Sells-area on Sunday requested a records check on a suspicious vehicle that failed to stop. The vehicle was found to be stolen. Agents requested assistance from the Tohono O’odham Police Department, who then located the vehicle and arrested two occupants.

Also on Sunday, agents from the Douglas Bike Patrol Unit were approached by a motorist who claimed a sedan hit his truck and fled. Agents found and detained the suspected driver of the sedan until Douglas Police Department officers arrived and took custody.


Ajo Border Patrol agents responded to an activated rescue beacon and found an illegal immigrant nearby who said he'd been lost in the desert. In a separate incident, Ajo agents rescued an illegal immigrant suffering from early signs of dehydration and chest pains. In both cases, agents transported the people to the Ajo station where they were treated by Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue agents. Neither required further medical treatment.

On Saturday, the Ajo Station received a 911 call transferred from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department about two people requesting assistance. Agents responded to an area north of Lukeville and found two illegal immigrants in good condition. Both were transported to the Ajo Station for processing. 

Also on Saturday, BORSTAR agents conducting patrolling south of Casa Grande discovered human skeletal remains. The Tohono O’odham Police Department was contacted and took custody of the scene.

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