Border Patrol wrapup
Man convicted of murder, assault arrested
A summary of Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector since Wednesday, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Tucson Station agents apprehended a 27-year-old Guatemalan man on Thursday who illegally entered the United States. During processing, agents discovered the man had affiliations with the 18th Street gang and prior convictions for driving without a license in 2005 and 2009 in Rhode Island. He was held for criminal prosecution.
Nogales Station agents apprehended a 55-year-old man from Chiapas, Mexico, on Wednesday night after he illegally entered the United States. Record checks revealed he had convictions for second-degree murder in 1976 and aggravated assault in 1997 in Maricopa County, as well as a prior felony conviction in 2004 for illegal re-entry. He was held for prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for illegal re-entry of an aggravated felon.
While working in the West Desert on Thursday, Ajo Station agents discovered 17 bundles of marijuana concealed under brush. The drugs, weighing 801 pounds with an estimated value of $400,500, were transported to the Ajo Station for further processing and were to be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.