U.S. Border Patrol Weekly Blotter August 4 – August 10, 2011

Border Patrol agents seized over 15,244 pounds of marijuana and 12 pounds of cocaine. Agents arrested nine criminal aliens and eight gang members. There were five rocking incidents. 

Reported on August 4, 2011

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

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El Paso Sector РBorder Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near El Paso, Texas. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Sure̱o gang who had been previously removed from the United States.

Miami Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico in Jacksonville, Florida. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Latin Kings gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.

New Orleans Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from El Salvador near New Orleans, Louisiana. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an active warrant of arrest issued in the commonwealth of Virginia for larceny and probation violations. The subject had also 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 conviction in the state of Arizona for negligent homicide and had been previously removed from the United States.

Reported on August 5, 2011

El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 239 pounds of marijuana and arrested three United States Citizens (USC) near Calexico, California. Agents received a report of an ultralight aircraft (ULA) incursion and responded to the suspected drop zone, where they arrested the subjects and seized the marijuana. The ULA was observed returning to Mexican airspace.

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

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 304 pounds of marijuana and a pickup truck near Los Ebanos, Texas. Agents responded to a report of suspicious activity and encountered the vehicle. As agents approached the area, the driver began throwing homemade tire deflation devices out of the vehicle. The subject then drove to the Rio Grande River and absconded into Mexico. The marijuana was found in the pickup truck.

Reported on August 6, 2011

El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Calexico, California. The subject claimed to have been robbed in Mexico at gunpoint by two armed bandits. The case was referred to the appropriated authorities for investigation.

Laredo Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 7,235 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested two USCs at the traffic checkpoint near Laredo, Texas. A Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle and a subsequent search by agents uncovered the marijuana.

Tucson Sector РBorder Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Nogales, Arizona. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the Sure̱o gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.

Yuma Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from El Salvador near Somerton, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction in the state of California for lascivious acts with a child under 14 and had been previously removed from the United States.

Reported on August 7, 2011

Marfa Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,453 pounds of marijuana, a tractor-trailer, and arrested a USC at the traffic checkpoint near Sierra Blanca, Texas. A Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle and a scan utilizing non-intrusive inspection technology revealed anomalies within the trailer. A subsequent search by agents uncovered the marijuana.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Edna, Texas. Records checks revealed the subject was a registered sex offender with a prior conviction for aggravated sexual assault of a child. The subject had also been previously removed from the United States.

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

Reported on August 8, 2011

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Guatemala near Hidalgo, Texas. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction in the state of Texas for solicitation of a minor and had been previously removed from the United States.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 2,961 pounds of marijuana and a Ford truck near Lukeville, Arizona. The vehicle containing the marijuana was found abandoned in the desert.

Reported on August 9, 2011

Blaine Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 12 pounds of cocaine, four handguns, and arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Sumas, Washington.

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

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Three Points, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject had prior felony convictions in the state of Kentucky for sodomy and sexual abuse. The subject had also been previously removed from the United States.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from El Salvador near Sasabe, Arizona. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the MS-13 gang. Records checks revealed the subject had been previously removed from the United States.

Reported on August 10, 2011

El Paso Sector РBorder Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near El Paso, Texas. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of 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 2,455 pounds of marijuana, three vehicles and a metal boat near Abram, Texas. The vehicles, boat and marijuana were abandoned near the Rio Grande River by unidentified subjects who absconded into Mexico. Records checks revealed one of the vehicles had been reported stolen.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 362 pounds of marijuana, a vehicle, and rescued and arrested a USC near Rio Grande City, Texas. The subject fled from the vehicle and attempted to evade arrest by jumping into the Rio Grande River. He soon fell into distress and was rescued by agents and a local law enforcement officer.

*This overview is compiled from incidents reported to the Office of Border Patrol and is not intended to reflect all Border Patrol enforcement actions. Most arrests and seizures fail to meet the requirements for mandatory reporting to the Office of Border Patrol.

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