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Border Patrol Apprehends Sex Offender & Seizes Nearly 115 Lbs Of Meth In Two Separate Events

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CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a man convicted of a sexual offense and seized narcotics in two separate events on Thursday.

The first incident occurred at around 2:35 a.m., when Remote Video Surveillance System operators observed and notified agents in the area of a man suspected of illegally entering the United States approximately three miles east of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry. Agents arrested the man and conducted an immigration and criminal history screening in the field before transporting him to the El Centro Station.

Records checks revealed that the man, a 39-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, had a conviction on Oct. 18, 2018, for “PC-Lewd or Lascivious Acts W/Child” out of San Ysidro. The man was sentenced to 364 days confinement and three years probation for his conviction. The man also has an outstanding warrant with no bail out of Orange County for a sex offense.

The man is being held in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution.

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The second incident occurred at around 2:47 p.m., when a 26-year-old woman driving a white Dodge Charger along with her two infant children approached the Highway 86 Checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted to the vehicle in the primary inspection lane. Agents directed the vehicle to enter the secondary inspection area for further investigation.

While in secondary inspection, Border Patrol agents discovered 104 packages concealed inside the trunk and the door panels of the vehicle. Agents determined that the packages contained a substance that was consistent with the characteristics of methamphetamine.

The total weight of the narcotics discovered was approximately 114.4 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated value of $217,360.

The woman, a United States citizen, the narcotics and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The infant children were turned over to Child Protective Services.

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Border Patrol Agents Nab Suspect In DC Area Homicide Case

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LAS CRUCES, N.M – A man being sought on a Fairfax County, Virginia homicide warrant is now in custody. U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 25 checkpoint north of Las Cruces apprehended 20-year-old Salvadorian national Abel Alexander Castro Juarez July 31.

The apprehension was made when a commercial bus traveling north arrived at the checkpoint at approximately 10 p.m. U.S. Border Patrols agents performing an immigration inspection of all passengers located a man attempting to conceal himself in the restroom.

Agents queried the man and found that he had an active warrant issued on July 24, 2020 from the Fairfax County Police in the State of Virginia for homicide. He was turned over to the New Mexico State Police.

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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Seizes More Than $3M Worth Of Meth & Marijuana

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EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector interdict three drug smuggling attempts.

Yesterday, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents working near La Casita, Texas, observed a truck leave the Rio Grande at a high rate of speed. As the agents attempted to stop the truck, the driver suddenly pulled over and ran into a nearby field. The driver led agents on a short foot pursuit before being taken into custody. A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of more than 70 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $2.3M. Border Patrol turned the case over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Moments later, agents responded to a residence in Falcon Heights after receiving information of suspected drug smuggling activity. As agents arrived, they observed multiple subjects removing bundles of suspected narcotics from a truck. Upon seeing the agents, the men abandoned the bundles and ran into the nearby brush. After searching the immediate area, agents seized 67 bundles of marijuana weighing over 730 pounds, worth an estimated $585K. Border Patrol turned the vehicle and drugs over to the Starr County Sheriff’s Office.

A short while later, Fort Brown agents responded to report of three drug smugglers walking north of the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas. With the assistance of a CBP Air and Marine Operations air asset, agents arrested three Mexican nationals and the seized more than 73 pounds of marijuana, worth nearly $59K.

Border Patrol processed the subjects and cases accordingly.

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