Tucson Border Patrol agents "wanting" information

Posted: Oct 25, 2010 7:12 PM PDT Updated: Oct 25, 2010 7:18 PM PDT
By Dan Marries

TUCSON , AZ (KOLD) - Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector are looking for information. In a continued effort to fight back against smuggling organizations across the southwest border, the Tucson Sector Border Patrol will incorporate the "Se Busca Informacion" campaign which translates in English to "Information Wanted."

The program, which was initiated in the El Centro Sector with positive results, will assist in providing leads and intelligence to aid in the apprehension of these individuals while enhancing community outreach.

To implement this campaign, the Tucson Sector Border Patrol will begin to distribute flyers and create poster-sized billboards to be distributed and displayed at the ports of entry and checkpoints.

These billboards and flyers will depict photos of individuals of interest whom the Tucson Sector is seeking as part of the strategy to increase operational control of the Border. As information is received and resolved, the billboards will be updated.

"We are seeking the public's help to identify persons of interest so the Border Patrol can find, arrest and prosecute," Chief Patrol Agent Victor M. Manjarrez, Jr. stated "To the smugglers the message is that you will no longer be able to remain anonymous. Se Busca Informaction allows the community as a whole to work together to bring smugglers to justice. "

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-877-872-7435 and provide information on any individual on the poster. All calls will remain anonymous.