Border Patrol wrapup
Agents apprehend convicted child molester
A summary of Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector since Friday, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Nogales Station agents apprehended a 34-year-old man from Sonaguera, Honduras, on Saturday for illegally entering the United States. Record checks revealed a prior conviction for aggravated sexual battery against a minor under the age of 13 in Richmond, Va., in 2008. He was sentenced to five years in prison. He also had a prior removal. He was held for federal prosecution.
On Friday, Nogales Station agents apprehended a 56-year-old man from Guasave, Mexico, for illegally entering the United States. Record checks revealed he had an extensive criminal history, including a conviction for child molestation in Salinas, Calif., and was sentenced to five years in prison. He has a prior removal as an aggravated felon and was to be processed for reinstatement of a prior order of removal and federal prosecution.
Also on Friday, Nogales agents apprehended a 31-year-old man from Sinaloa, Mexico, after he illegally entered the United States. The man had numerous tattoos consistent with gang activity. He admitted to being a former member of the Sureño 13 street gang. Record checks revealed he had been convicted of second degree burglary in Santa Clara, Calif., and was sentenced to 16 months in prison. He also had a prior removal. He was held for federal prosecution.
Tucson Station agents seized two abandoned firearms Saturday near Three Points. A Taurus .357 magnum revolver and an AK-47 rifle were loaded and ammunition was found near the weapons. The weapons and ammo were transported to the station for processing.