U.S. Border Patrol Weekly Blotter: April 8 – April 14

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Border Patrol agents seized over 7,849 pounds of marijuana. Agents arrested 13 criminal aliens and 12 gang members. There were four rocking incidents. 

Reported on April 8, 2010

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,137 pounds of marijuana, a 9mm Ruger pistol, a 1996 Ford van, and arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Hidalgo, Texas.

Agents observed several subjects illegally enter the United States carrying what agents suspected were narcotics. When agents arrived on the scene, they observed the van being driven off at a high rate of speed. The driver, later identified as the apprehended illegal alien, accelerated toward the agents and struck a Border Patrol vehicle. The subject attempted to abscond on foot; however, he complied with agents’ orders to stop and drop the weapon that he was carrying. A search of the vehicle revealed the marijuana.

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San Diego Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near San Ysidro, California. Agents attempted

to perform a vehicle stop on a 1995 Nissan Altima, but the driver of the vehicle failed to yield and sped away. The subject and two others were later seen running from the vehicle. After a brief foot chase, the subject was apprehended. The other two unidentified subjects absconded.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from El Salvador near Big Fields, Arizona. During processing, the subject admitted to being a Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) gang member. Records checks revealed he had been previously removed from the United States.

Reported on April 9, 2010

Laredo Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from El Salvador near Laredo, Texas. Records checks revealed the subject is an MS-13 gang member 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 a prior conviction for attempted sexual abuse in the state of New York and had been previously removed from the United States.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized an undetermined amount of marijuana near Nogales, Arizona. Agents responded to a report of illegal activity at a residence, and when they arrived, they found that the home was unsecured. While securing the home, agents discovered the marijuana.

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

Reported on April 10, 2010

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,269 pounds of marijuana, a 1995 Ford F-150, and arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Hidalgo, Texas. Agents observed several subjects loading bundles of what appeared to be marijuana into the truck. The driver then attempted to assault the agents with his vehicle. Agents responded by firing two projectiles from a Border Patrol-issued less lethal launching system toward the threat. Agents arrested the driver, and the remaining unidentified subjects absconded into Mexico. A search of the vehicle revealed the marijuana inside the truck.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,135 pounds of marijuana and a Chevrolet Tahoe near Los Ebanos, Texas. Agents observed several subjects loading the Tahoe with large bundles of what appeared to be narcotics. In an attempt to stop the vehicle, agents deployed a Controlled Tire Deflation Device. When the vehicle stopped, the driver absconded and a subsequent search revealed the marijuana inside.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Douglas, Arizona. During processing, the subject admitted to being an 18th Street gang member. Records checks revealed he had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 2,880 pounds of marijuana and a Dodge van at a residence in Nogales, Arizona. Agents were responding to a report of illegal activity at the home, and with the assistance of local law enforcement officers, gained access to the home. The marijuana was discovered inside the home and the vehicle.

Reported on April 11, 2010

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,428 pounds of marijuana, a 1998 tractor-trailer, and arrested a United States Citizen (USC) at the traffic checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas. A Border Patrol canine alerted to the trailer and a subsequent search revealed the marijuana concealed in the trailer.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Naco, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject is 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 Nogales, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction for sexual assault in the state of Wisconsin and had been previously removed from the United States.

Reported on April 12, 2010

El Paso Sector РBorder Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near El Paso, Texas. During processing, the subject admitted to being a Sure̱o 13 gang member. He also stated he had been assaulted while in Mexico. A Border Patrol emergency medical technician rendered first aid to the subject, and the subject was subsequently transported to a local hospital for further medical treatment. Appropriate notifications were made regarding the assault.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents rescued four Mexican illegal aliens after they made a 911 call to emergency services near Gila Bend, Arizona. The subjects claimed they were lost and out of water when agents located and rescued them.

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

Reported on April 13, 2010

El Centro Sector РBorder Patrol agents arrested three illegal aliens from Mexico near Calexico, California. Records checks revealed all three are Sure̱o 13 gang members who had been previously removed from the United States.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from El Salvador near Pisinemo, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject is an MS-13 gang member and had been previously removed from the United States.

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

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Naco, Arizona. Record checks revealed the subject is a convicted sex offender in the state of North Carolina and had been previously removed from the United States.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Nogales, Arizona. During processing, the subject told agents that while he and his group were being illegally smuggled into the United States, three bandits accosted them. He claimed one of the bandits had a handgun and discharged a round into the air. There were no reported injuries.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from El Salvador near Arivaca, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction for attempted murder and had been previously removed from the United States.

Reported on April 14, 2010

San Diego Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested a national of Iran near San Clemente, California. At the time of his arrest, the subject was in possession of a small amount of marijuana, which agents seized. Records checks revealed he also had a prior conviction for unlawful possession of a weapon in the state of California.

*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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