August 05, 2013 10:29 PM

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested a group of 13 illegal immigrants near San Luis on Sunday, including one who had been previously convicted of murder.

According to Agent Kyle Estes of the Yuma Sector's Communications Division, agents apprehended the group shortly after they crossed the Colorado River in an attempt to sneak into the country.

A background check later revealed that one of the individuals was convicted of murder in Huntsville, Texas. In addition, the man had also been convicted of other crimes in San Antonio, Laredo, Brownsville, and in the state of Pennsylvania. His case will be turned over to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Yuma County residents can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.