Tag: Tucson Sector

Border Patrol agents arrest illegal immigrant - CBP photo

Convicted Sex Offenders Caught After Sneaking Across Border into U.S.

Border Patrol agents from Texas to Arizona stopped numerous criminal aliens from re-entering the U.S. illegally after they were deported for sex offenses and other crimes. The agents prevented these illegal aliens, some with sex offenses against children from making their way successfully back into the U.S.

A National Guard aircrew rescues a Border Patrol K-9 suffering from heat exhaustion in the Arizona desert. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)

National Guardsmen Rescue Distressed Border Patrol K-9

National Guardsmen assigned to Operation Guardian Support rescued a Border Patrol K-9 agent and saved the animal’s life. The K-9 and his handler tracked down a group of 11 illegal immigrants before the dog fell victim to the heat.

Guardsmen Support Border Patrol Ground Crews - U.S. Army Photo-Staff Sgt Scott Tynes

National Guard Helps Apprehend Illegal Immigrants in Arizona

Helicopter aircrews from the Army National Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helped Border Patrol ground crews find and arrest fleeing migrants attempting to avoid detection after illegally crossing the border from Mexico.

Arizona Border Patrol Checkpoint. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Agent Nearly Struck by Vehicle Fleeing Inspection

A person attempting to avoid detection at a Tucson Sector Border Patrol immigration checkpoint led agents on a pursuit. After stopping one time, the driver fled again and hit a Border Patrol vehicle, nearly striking an agent.

Chief Warrant Officer Weston Holtmeyer (front left), Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Ottinger (front right) and Sergeant Brent Woods (left rear) of the Missouri National Guard, along with BPA Zachary Pruett (left rear) of Tucson Sector’s Mobile Response Team, conduct aerial surveillance near Tucson, AZ as part of the first operational …

National Guard Helicopter Crew Helps Apprehend Fleeing Human Smugglers

U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector teamed up with a Missouri National Guard helicopter aircrew to apprehend a group of alleged human smugglers. They attempted to flee when agents initiated a traffic stop. The helicopter engaged in pursuit to bring the incident to a safe and successful close.

HERMOSILLO, MEXICO - APRIL 23: Central American immigrants, part of an immigrant "caravan," march in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump on April 23, 2018 in Hermosillo, Mexico. They demonstrated against Trump's morning tweets calling for U.S. Homeland Security to stop them from crossing the border into the United States …

Reports: ‘Caravan Migrants’ Waiting to Cross Mexico-California Border

Several reports indicate that the fragments of the “migrant caravan” are now arriving south of the U.S. border with Mexico. Border Patrol officials in California and Arizona said they have not seen any illegal border crossings between ports of entry this week.

AZ Governor Ducey with National Guardsman near border

‘Our Border Is Not Secure,’ Says Arizona Governor

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey says his state’s border with Mexico is not secure and praised President Donald Trump’s call for the deployment of National Guard troops to supplement border security efforts.

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19 Migrants Abandoned by Smugglers in Arizona Desert

Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona prevented the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants after human smugglers abandoned them in the desert on Sunday morning. BORSTAR agents provided emergency medical assistance to one of the men who had to be transported by air ambulance to a hospital. Seven other migrants set off an emergency beacon prompting their rescue and 11 were found wandering lost in the desert.

Remains of migrants found deceased in Pima County, Arizona.

Border Patrol Agents Helping Families Identify Remains of Deceased Migrants

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector teamed up with other law enforcement agencies to help families in their attempt to identify the remains of migrants who died after crossing the border from Mexico. The agents are participating through the Missing Migrant Program.

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted by Honduran Illegal Alien

Assaulted Border Patrol Agent Renders Aid to His Attacker

An injured Border Patrol agent insisted on treating the illegal alien who attacked him before receiving treatment for his own bleeding head wound. The Honduran national fought with the agent and bashed his head against a rock before eventually being subdued by reinforcements.

Human Smuggling - Falfurrias Texas - Photo US Border Patrol

Four U.S. Citizens Busted for Human Smuggling, Say Feds

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector arrested four U.S. citizens for allegedly engaging in human smuggling activities. The agents also took four foreign nationals into custody for illegally entering the U.S.

Daniel Carrillo Mugshots

Two Sex Offenders Arrested Crossing Border from Mexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Texas man who is on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) “10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List” as he re-entered the U.S. from Mexico. One day earlier, Border Patrol agents in Arizona arrested another previously deported child sex offender who illegally crossed the border into Arizona.

Border Patrol K-9 with Meth load

Border Patrol Agents Bust Drug Smugglers with Marijuana, Meth

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector assisted Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers in stopping a fleeing suspect later determined to be smuggling marijuana. The agents helped track down the suspects who fled on foot following a high-speed chase on Friday afternoon. In a separate incident, agents assigned to the Interstate 19 checkpoint stopped a teenager who allegedly attempted to smuggle 59 pounds of methamphetamine through.

Marijuana bundles smuggled across border in southern Arizona.

Border Patrol Agents Bust Fugitive Child Molester, Drug Smugglers

Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Sector arrested a Mexican national wanted in Washington State for child molestation after he illegally crossed the border. The following day, Tucson Sector agents discovered four illegal aliens from Mexico who were allegedly smuggling more than 300 pounds of marijuana on their backs.

Arizona BP Agents Bust Human Smuggler

Border Patrol Agents Bust Killer, Human Smugglers near Arizona Border

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector arrested a previously deported Mexican national with a criminal record for multiple felonies, including negligent homicide. They also arrested three U.S. citizens in separate incidents for trying to smuggle illegal immigrants into the country.

Illegal immigrants arrested in southern Arizona.

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Murderer, Rapist near Arizona Line

Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona arrested a convicted rapist and a murderer over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. Other agents in the Tucson Sector rescued three illegal aliens stranded in the desert near Whetstone.

Child rapist and MS-13 gang member arrested after illegal re-entry.

Child Rapist, MS-13 Member Busted Re-Entering U.S.

In two separate incidents, Border Patrol agents arrested a child rapist and an MS-13 member in southern Arizona–both were previously deported following felony convictions. The men will be charged with illegal re-entry after removal felonies.