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Border Patrol wrapup

BP arrest convicted killer, sex offender

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

Arrests

Douglas Station agents arrested a 29-year-old Mexican national Tuesday for illegal entry and background checks revealed he was convicted of murder in New York in 2004. Luis Carrasco Valencia was sentenced to eight years in prison for that crime and two years for criminal possession of a loaded firearm. He faces federal prosecution for re-entry of an aggravated felon.

Sonoita Station agents apprehended a 27-year-old man from El Salvador for illegally entering the United States on Tuesday. Record checks revealed he was convicted in 2008 in Los Angeles County for having sex with a minor. He was held for prosecution for re-entry of a felon.

Casa Grande agents apprehended a 22-year-old Guatemalan male Tuesday night for illegally entering the United States. Record checks revealed he was arrested in Washington, D.C., for marijuana possession in 2007 and is affiliated with the Mara Salvatrucha street gang. He was held for prosecution.

Ajo Station agents apprehended a 26-year-old man from Michoacán, Mexico, for illegally entering the United States. Record checks revealed he was convicted in July in Salinas, Calif., for lewd acts on a child younger than 14. He was held for federal prosecution.

Assist

Douglas Station agents assisted a woman involved in a single vehicle accident off S.R. 80 on Tuesday night. The woman said she was cut off by another motorist and forced off the road. Emergency Medical Services and the Tombstone Marshal’s Office were notified.

Recovery

Nogales Station agents discovered human remains Tuesday in Leon Canyon, west of Rio Rico. Agents were unable to immediately determine gender or age. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department was notified and took custody of the scene.

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