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Border Patrol wrapup

Agents arrest two with criminal pasts

A summary of Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector over the past 24 hours, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


Casa Grande Station agents apprehended a 32-year-old Guatemalan man Tuesday night after he illegally entered the United States. Record checks revealed he was convicted of attempted second degree murder in 2003 in New York and was sentenced to 90 months in prison. He also had a prior removal. He was held for prosecution.

On Tuesday afternoon, agents assigned to the Douglas Station apprehended a 31-year-old Mexican man who illegally entered the United States. During processing, agents discovered he was convicted of first-degree sexual conduct in Minnesota and served a 36-month sentence. He previously was removed from the United States through Laredo, Texas. He was held for prosecution.


Nogales Station agents arrested a 50-year-old U.S. citizen at the I-19 checkpoint Wednesday night for possession of marijuana. The drugs, which weighed almost 76 pounds and worth nearly $38,000, were to be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The man was held for prosecution on federal drug charges.

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