Border Patrol wrapup: Sexual offender apprehended
A summary of Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector over the last 24 hours, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
Ajo Station agents apprehended Mexican national near Why on Tuesday who was convicted for sexual assault in 1998 in Tennessee. He will be submitted for federal prosecution.
Also on Tuesday, Douglas agents apprehended a Mexican national west of the Douglas Port of Entry who had been arrested for sexual abuse in Oregon in 2010. He is being held for federal prosecution.
With the assistance of a CBP helicopter, agents from the Casa Grande Station’s Horse Patrol Unit discovered five abandoned bundles of marijuana northeast of the Papago Forward Operating Base on Tuesday morning. An unloaded rifle was found nearby. The pot weighed 206 pounds and is worth $103,000. The drugs were taken to the Casa Grande station. The weapon was to be turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
On Tuesday night, Ajo Station agents found an abandoned vehicle northwest of Lukeville with eight bundles of marijuana inside. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Phoenix. Agents turned the vehicle over to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. The marijuana, which weighed 183 pounds and worth $91,500, was taken to the Ajo Station for processing.
A Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue team found a 27-year-old Mexican man in the West Desert on Tuesday suffering from dehydration. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Willcox Border Patrol agents assisted the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday to help search for three runaway children in the Kansas Settlement area. After several hours of searching, Willcox agents located them in a cornfield and they were turned over to CCSO.