A summary of Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector over the weekend, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
ArrestsOn May 21, Casa Grande Station agents apprehended an 18-year-old illegal alien from Guatemala. Agents discovered the subject’s gang affiliated tattoos and he admitted to being an active member of the Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) gang. The subject is being processed for removal.
On May 21, Ajo Station agents apprehended an illegal alien from Mexico who was identified as a convicted sex offender. The Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System revealed the subject had a lengthy criminal history including battery and possession of marijuana for sale as well as several sex offenses including indecent exposure and failing to register as a sex offender in Long Beach, Calif. The subject is being prosecuted for re-entry after deportation of an aggravated felon.
On May 22, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Casa Grande Station apprehended a 20-year-old illegal alien from Mexico near Sells, who admitted to being an active gang member of Sureño 13. The subject is being prosecuted under Operation Streamline.
Rescues and recoveriesOn May 22, agents from the Sonoita Station apprehended a group of illegal aliens in the Huachuca Mountains including two with severe injuries. A Border Patrol agent certified as an emergency medical technician arrived on scene and rendered aid until a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter arrived to transport the injured subjects to a local area hospital for further treatment.
On May 22, agents assigned to the Casa Grande Station discovered human remains near Vamori, Ariz. The remains were found in an advanced state of decomposition and appear to be a male in his early 20s. The investigation was turned over to the Tohono O’odham Police Department.