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Border Patrol wrapup: Agents find man's body

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Border Patrol wrapup: Agents find man's body


Douglas Station agents apprehended a 22-year-old woman from Mexico on Wednesday morning after she illegally entered the United States. Record checks revealed she had an outstanding warrant from Cook County, Ill., for aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. She was being turned over to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office for extradition.

A 25-year-old man from Jalisco, Mexico, was apprehended Thursday afternoon by Naco Station agents after he illegally entered the United States. Record checks revealed he had prior removals. He also admitted to being an active member of the Vatos Locos street gang. He was being processed for prosecution.

Rescues and recovery

Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agents working east of the Lukeville Port notified Ajo agents of two people attempting to signal them. Agents responded to the area and located the pair, who admitted to being in the United States illegally. One, a 40-year-old man, was in need of medical attention and was transported by Life Flight to a nearby medical facility. The second person was evaluated and transported for processing and removal.

Casa Grande Station agents responded to the activation of a rescue beacon Thursday night and found a 30-year-old man, a Mexican national, who admitted to entering the United States illegally. After agents determined he did not require medical attention, he was taken to the station for processing.

Ajo agents received a call Wednesday night from a citizen about suspected illegal immigrants. When agents arrived at the location they found a 30-year-old male who admitted to being in the United States illegally. He told agents of another man nearby who was dead. Agents located the man’s body and contacted the Tohono O’Odham Police Department to take over the investigation.

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