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U.S. Border Patrol Weekly Blotter November 11 – November 24, 2010

Right Side News reports from the USBP’s last two weeks of enforcement activities along our border with Mexico

Border Patrol agents seized over 35,000 pounds of marijuana. Agents arrested fourteen criminal aliens and nineteen gang members over the last two weeks along with eight rocking incidents.

November 18 – November 24

Reported on November 18, 2010

El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Calexico, California. Records checks revealed the subject was a member of the 18th Street gang with a prior felony conviction in the state of California for transporting/selling narcotics. The subject had also previously been removed from the United States.

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El Centro Sector РBorder Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico in Calexico, California. Records checks revealed the subject was a member of the Sure̱os gang with a prior felony conviction in the state of California for vehicle theft. The subject had also previously been removed from the United States.

El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Calexico, California. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction in the state of California for a sex offense against a minor under 14. The subject had also previously been removed from the United States.

El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near El Paso, Texas. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction in the state of Texas for burglary, and had previously been removed from the United States.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,497 pounds of marijuana, a Ford pickup truck, and arrested a juvenile United States Citizen (USC) near Pharr, Texas. Agents conducting line watch operations observed the truck traveling south towards the Rio Grande River with its headlights off. Agents then observed several subjects loading suspected narcotics into the rear of the vehicle. Agents initiated a vehicle stop and the driver failed to yield. Shortly thereafter, the driver stopped and absconded from the vehicle. Agents tracked and located the driver, and the marijuana was discovered in the vehicle.

Reported on November 19, 2010

El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Calexico, California. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the South Central Rolling 40’s gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history, and had previously been removed from the United States.

Marfa Sector РBorder Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Midland, Texas. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Sure̱o gang. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction in the state of Texas for importation of a controlled substance and had previously been removed from the United States.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Hidalgo, Texas. Records checks revealed the subject had an active warrant of arrest for sexual assault of a minor issued in the state of California. The subject had also previously been removed from the United States.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico, seized 1,033 pounds of marijuana and a .38 Colt handgun, and recovered a stolen Chevrolet pickup truck near Alamo, Texas. Agents observed bundles of suspected narcotics being loaded into the vehicle near the Rio Grande River. The truck left the area and agents performed a vehicle stop. The driver abandoned the vehicle and attempted to abscond, discarding the weapon. Agents pursued and arrested the driver, and recovered the handgun. The marijuana was found in the vehicle.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,052 pounds of marijuana South near Menegers, Arizona. Agents were following the tracks of suspected illegal aliens when they discovered the backpacks of marijuana abandoned in a remote area of the desert.

Reported on November 20, 2010

Detroit Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico in Detroit, Michigan. Records checks revealed the subject was wanted for murder in Mexico.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from El Salvador near Fronton, Texas. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) gang. Records checks revealed the subject had previously been removed from the United States.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,113 pounds of marijuana, a Chevrolet Suburban, and arrested two illegal aliens from Mexico near San Juan, Texas.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,052 pounds of marijuana near Menegers, Arizona. The marijuana was found abandoned in backpacks.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 2,139 pounds of marijuana and a Chevrolet Suburban near Cocklebur, Arizona. A CBP Office of Air and Marine (OAM) air unit spotted the vehicle in the desert and led agents to the location. The marijuana was found inside the abandoned vehicle.

Reported on November 21, 2010

El Centro Sector РBorder Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Ocotillo, California. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the Sure̱o gang. Records checks revealed the subject had previously been removed from the United States.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,409 pounds of marijuana and a Chevrolet Tahoe near Los Ebanos, Texas. A CBP OAM air asset advised agents of a possible narcotics smuggling attempt near the Rio Grande River. Agents responded to the area and began following the Tahoe which had turned around and was driving back towards the river. The passenger in the vehicle began throwing home-made road spikes onto the roadway in an attempt to disable Border Patrol vehicles. The driver and passenger abandoned the Tahoe near the river and absconded into Mexico. Agents discovered the marijuana in the vehicle.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 347 pounds of marijuana, 45 hypodermic needles, a small amount of heroin, and arrested a USC near Sonoita, Arizona. The subject initially failed to yield during a vehicle stop, but eventually yielded. The marijuana, syringes and heroin were found in the vehicle.

Reported on November 22, 2010

El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near the Bridge of the Americas Port of Entry in El Paso, Texas. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the Paisa gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had previously been removed from the United States.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico in Brownsville, Texas. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Mexican Mafia gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had previously been removed from the United States.

Reported on November 23, 2010

San Diego Sector – A Border Patrol agent arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near San Diego, California. The subject actively resisted arrest, but the agent was able to subdue him and take him into custody. During processing, records checks revealed the subject had an active warrant of arrest for rape by force issued in the state of California.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,003 pounds of marijuana near Menegers, Arizona. The marijuana was found abandoned in a remote, mountainous area of the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation.

Reported on November 24, 2010

Buffalo Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico in Erie, Pennsylvania. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Locos 13 gang. Records checks revealed the subject had previously been removed from the United States.

Laredo Sector – Border Patrol agents rescued a subject from the Rio Grande River near Laredo, Texas. After the subject submerged and failed to resurface, an agent went into the river and pulled the subject to shore. The agent performed CPR until the subject regained consciousness and became responsive. Local emergency medical services responded and transported the subject to a local hospital.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,353 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested a USC at the traffic checkpoint near Sarita, Texas. The subject presented himself for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle. A scan using non-intrusive inspection technology revealed nomalies in the trailer. A subsequent search by agents uncovered the marijuana.

November 11 – November 17

Reported on November 11, 2010

El Paso Sector – Off-duty Border Patrol agents rescued a subject from a plane crash near Anthony, New Mexico. The agents observed the plane fall from the sky and hiked to the location. At the scene, they extracted a subject with leg injuries who was pinned in the plane. The agents remained with the subject until local emergency medical services arrived on the scene.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 3,561 pounds of marijuana and a Chevrolet truck near Sullivan City, Texas. Agents observed several subjects loading suspected narcotics into the truck at the Rio Grande River. The vehicle was followed by a CBP Office of Air and Marine air asset to a residence. A search warrant was obtained and executed, resulting in the seizure of the marijuana and the truck.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Honduras near Gila Bend, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject had prior convictions for homicide and weapons offenses in the state of New Jersey. The subject had also been previously removed from the United States.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 182 pounds of marijuana and a loaded handgun near GuVo, Arizona. A CBP Office of Air and Marine air asset observed several subjects carrying burlap sacks, and agents responded to the area, arresting one subject and seizing the marijuana and the weapon.

Reported on November 12, 2010

El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Calexico, California. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction for annoying/molesting children and had been previously removed from the United States.

El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested a United States Citizen (USC) after he circumvented the Columbus, New Mexico Port of Entry. Records checks revealed the subject had active warrants of arrest for assault on a Federal officer and possession of marijuana.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,387 pounds of marijuana and a GMC Yukon near Lukeville, Arizona. Agents observed the vehicle approaching them when it suddenly veered off the road and into the open desert. Agents followed the vehicle and later discovered it abandoned. The marijuana was found inside the vehicle.

Reported on November 13, 2010

El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from El Salvador near Columbus, New Mexico. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) gang. The subject had also been previously removed from the United States.

El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico in El Paso, Texas. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Barrio Azteca gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history, including a felony conviction for aggravated robbery in the state of Texas. The subject had also been previously removed from the United States.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 6,723 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-tanker, and arrested a USC at the traffic checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas. A Border Patrol canine alerted to the conveyance, and a subsequent search revealed the marijuana concealed in the tanker.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,553 pounds of marijuana, a GMC pickup truck, and arrested a USC near La Casita, Texas. The marijuana was observed in the bed of the pickup truck.

Reported on November 14, 2010

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 2,274 pounds of marijuana and a Chevrolet Suburban near Mission, Texas. Agents attempted to perform a vehicle stop, but the driver failed to yield and then deployed homemade tire spikes in an attempt to disable Border Patrol vehicles. The driver subsequently abandoned the Suburban in the Rio Grande River and absconded into Mexico. A search of the vehicle revealed the marijuana.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,062 pounds of marijuana and a vehicle near Sullivan City, Texas. Agents attempted to perform a vehicle stop but the driver failed to yield and deployed homemade tire spikes in an attempt to disable Border Patrol vehicles. The subjects abandoned the vehicle and absconded. A search of the vehicle revealed the marijuana.

Reported on November 15, 2010

El Centro Sector РBorder Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Ocotillo, California. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the Avenues gang, an affiliate of the Sure̱o gang. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction for aggravated robbery in the state of California, and had been previously removed from the United States.

El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Fabens, Texas. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Barrio Azteca gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.

El Paso Sector РBorder Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Santa Teresa, New Mexico. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the Sure̱o gang and records checks revealed that he had been previously removed from the United States.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,577 pounds of marijuana near Menegers, Arizona. The marijuana, which was tied into bundles and fashioned into backpacks, was discovered abandoned in the desert.

Reported on November 16, 2010

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,184 pounds of marijuana and a Chevrolet Suburban near Ajo, Arizona. Agents located the vehicle abandoned near the border and discovered the marijuana inside the conveyance.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Patagonia, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject had an active warrant of arrest for child molestation issued in the state of Georgia.

Yuma Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Needles, California. Records checks revealed the subject was a convicted sex offender and had been previously removed from the United States.

Reported on November 17, 2010

Marfa Sector РBorder Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Shamrock, Texas. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the Southsiders gang, which is affiliated with the Sure̱o gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 3,319 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested a national of Ukraine at the traffic checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas. The subject presented himself for inspection. A scan using non-intrusive inspection technology revealed anomalies inside the trailer. A search of the trailer uncovered the marijuana.

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