Agents arrest gang member

Tue, 11/09/2010 - 00:41

TUCSON — Following is a rundown of activities that occurred over the past 48 hours within the Tucson Sector. This is only a thumbnail of each incident.


Border Patrol agents from the Douglas station arrested an illegal alien Sunday who admitted to being a member of the Sureño gang. When enrolled into a fingerprint database, agents discovered he had arrests for assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and burglary. The man was held for further processing.


Agents assigned to the Willcox station seized more than 90 pounds of marijuana, a gram of cocaine and a loaded handgun Saturday after inspecting a vehicle attempting to pass through the checkpoint on Highway 80. The drugs, vehicle, and firearm were seized. The driver and passenger are being held for prosecution.

Checkpoints remain an integral part of the Border Patrol’s defense in depth strategy. Checkpoints add an extra layer of defense against smugglers and their contraband while closing routes of egress from the border.


Border Patrol agents assigned to the Casa Grande Station discovered the remains of a deceased individual in the West Desert on Saturday. The scene was turned over to the Tohono O’odham Police Department.

To report illegal activity anytime and remain anonymous, call 1-877-USBP-HELP. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with managing and protecting our nation’s borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while also enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws. ... ang-member