U.S. Border Patrol Weekly Blotter: April 22 – April 28, 2010

Border Patrol agents seized over 13,795 pounds of marijuana and 21.65 pounds of cocaine. Agents arrested 13 criminal aliens and 6 gang members.

Reported on April 22, 2010

Del Rio Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Uvalde, Texas. At the time of his arrest, the subject was in possession of a .357 Magnum caliber revolver and ammunition.

Marfa Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested nine subjects hiding in the brush near Sanderson, Texas.

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During the arrest, agents also seized 529 pounds of marijuana, a shotgun with 24 rounds of ammunition and other equipment that had been discovered near the subjects. An investigation was initiated to determine if the weapon and other property were stolen from a hunting camp in the vicinity.

 

 

 

 

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico and seized 1,195 pounds of abandoned marijuana near Hidalgo, Texas. While following signs of illicit activity in the area, agents discovered the narcotics hidden in the brush. Agents searched the area and discovered the subject also hiding in the brush.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Guatemala near Tucson, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject had an active arrest warrant for molestation of a minor in the state of Florida, and had previously been removed from the United States.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,238 pounds of marijuana after encountering a group of approximately 30 subjects near San Miguel, Arizona. Upon contact with the agents, the subjects abandoned the marijuana and absconded into Mexico.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Tucson, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction for a sex offense against a child in the state of Indiana, and had previously been removed from the United States.

Reported on April 23, 2010

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Guatemala near Sarita, Texas. Records checks revealed the subject was a Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) gang member and had previously been removed from the United States.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,406 pounds of marijuana and a 1995 GMC Yukon near Hidalgo, Texas. Agents observed a vehicle heading south toward the Rio Grande River and subsequently being loaded with the suspected narcotics. When agents encountered the vehicle traveling northbound, the driver and a passenger abandoned the vehicle and absconded on foot. A search of the vehicle revealed the narcotics.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,167 pounds of marijuana and a 2000 Ford Explorer near Los Ebanos, Texas. Agents observed the vehicle leaving the Rio Grande River area at a high rate of speed and discovered the vehicle abandoned at a ranch. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed the marijuana inside.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Douglas, Arizona. Record checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction for statutory rape in the state of California and had been previously removed from the United States.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 21.65 pounds of cocaine and arrested two nationals of Mexico at the traffic checkpoint near Tubac, Arizona. The subjects presented themselves for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed the cocaine hidden inside.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from El Salvador near Tucson, Arizona. During processing the subject admitted to being an MS-13 gang member. Records checks revealed he had an extensive criminal history, to include a prior conviction for carrying a concealed weapon. The subject had also been previously removed from the United States.

Reported on April 24, 2010

El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Indio, California. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior felony conviction for attempted sexual assault on a child in the state of Colorado and had previously been removed from the United States.

El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Las Cruces, New Mexico. The subject had an active arrest warrant for criminal sexual contact with a child under 13 issued in the state of New Mexico.

Laredo Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,953 pounds of marijuana, three grams of cocaine, a tractor-trailer, and arrested a national of Mexico at the traffic checkpoint near Laredo, Texas. The subject presented himself for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the trailer. A subsequent search of the trailer revealed the marijuana concealed inside. The cocaine was located on the subject.

Miami Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Guatemala near Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Records checks revealed the subject had an active arrest warrant for forcible rape of a child with the use of a weapon issued in the state of Massachusetts. The subject had also previously been removed from the United States.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Nolia, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject had an active arrest warrant for two counts of rape issued in the state of Oregon. The subject had also been previously removed from the United States.

 

Reported on April 25, 2010

Buffalo Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Honduras in Rochester, New York. Records checks revealed the subject had an active arrest warrant for attempted murder, assault, and reckless endangerment issued in the state of Maryland.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,238 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested a United States Citizen (USC) at the traffic checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas. The subject presented himself for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the trailer. A search using non-intrusive inspection technology revealed anomalies in the trailer. Agents then conducted a physical search of the trailer and discovered the contraband.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,469 pounds of marijuana and a 1999 pickup truck near Los Ebanos, Texas. Agents found the vehicle abandoned near the Rio Grande River and located the marijuana in the bed of the truck.

San Diego Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Chula Vista, California. During processing, the subject admitted to being an MS-13 gang member. Records checks revealed he had an extensive criminal history, including a felony conviction for robbery, and had been previously removed from the United States.

Tucson Sector РBorder Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Casa Grande, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject was a Sure̱o 13 gang member and had been previously removed from the United States.

 

Reported on April 26, 2010

El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction for criminal sexual penetration of a minor and kidnapping in the state of New Mexico, and had been previously removed from the United States.

El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Sunland Park, New Mexico. Records checks revealed the subject was a convicted sex offender and had been previously removed from the United States.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Douglas, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior felony conviction for homicide in the state of Arizona and had been previously removed from the United States.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Nogales, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject had prior convictions for theft and a sexual offense against a child in the state of Washington. The subject had also been previously removed from the United States.

Reported on April 27, 2010

El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested a USC who illegally entered the United States near El Paso, Texas, avoiding the port of entry. During the investigation to determine the subject’s citizenship, records checks revealed he was a registered sex offender with two active arrest warrants for burglary and theft issued in the state of California.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 2,107 pounds of marijuana and a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban near Casa Grande, Arizona. The vehicle was discovered abandoned, and a subsequent search revealed the marijuana inside.

Tucson Sector – A Border Patrol agent was assaulted by an illegal alien from Mexico near Hickiwan, Arizona. During his arrest, the subject became combative and attacked the agent. After an initial hand-to-hand engagement, the agent was able to deploy his Border Patrol issued oleoresin capsicum spray to subdue the subject. The subject was taken into custody without further incident.

 

Reported on April 28, 2010

El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Indio, California. Records checks revealed the subject was a Border Brothers gang member, and had prior convictions for carjacking with a firearm and unlawful sexual contact with a minor in the state of California. The subject had also been previously removed from the United States.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,245 pounds of marijuana and a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado near Los Ebanos, Texas. Upon observing responding agents, the occupants abandoned the vehicle and absconded near the Rio Grande River. A search of the vehicle revealed the marijuana inside.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near San Miguel, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction for involuntary manslaughter and indecency with a child in the state of Texas. The subject had also been previously removed from the United States.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents assisted local law enforcement officers with a 911 distress call near Avra Valley, Arizona. The group of 43 illegal aliens was left near two abandoned load vehicles. Agents, along with air assets from the Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine, located the group, including the subject who placed the emergency call

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