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CBP Arrests 9 Wanted Fugitives & Conduct Drug Seizure Op Near El Paso Over The Weekend

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Thank you, CBP, for keeping these dangerous criminals out of our neighborhoods!

EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers saw an influx of arrests for wanted fugitives over this past weekend with a total of 10 arrests made throughout the El Paso, West Texas and southern New Mexico regions.

“CBP is committed to finding and arresting wanted persons attempting to evade justice. Our officers ensure that they are turned over to the proper authorities to be held accountable for their crimes.” CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector Mancha. “We live in the communities we serve and do all we can to keep them safe and secure.”

CBP officers at the Paso Del Norte port of entry started off the weekend Friday, May 15, with one arrest of a wanted subject for the crime of theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Saturday, May 16, area ports were even busier with one wanted fugitive apprehended at Paso Del Norte, one at the Bridge of the Americas, two arrests at Ysleta, and one at Santa Teresa.

On Sunday, May 17, CBP officers ended the weekend with two fugitive arrests at Ysleta port of entry, one arrest at the Bridge of the Americas, and one arrest at Presidio port of entry. Arrests made during the weekend involved crimes ranging from aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance, hit and run, and neglect of a child.

Additionally, a large drug seizure was made at the Bridge of the Americas on Saturday, with over 126 pounds of marijuana seized from a 52-year-old U.S. citizen. The marijuana was found in a 2003 Ford Explorer when a CBP drug sniffing dog swept the vehicle resulting to a positive alert for narcotics. The subject was turned over the Homeland Security Investigations for prosecution.

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Border Patrol Nabs Sex Offender & Armed Smugglers Over Memorial Weekend

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IMPERIAL, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously convicted sex offender, and two women in an armed human smuggling attempt, in two separate events over the weekend.

The first incident occurred Saturday, at around 3:53 a.m., when an agent encountered a man approximately 17.5 miles west of the Calexico West Port of Entry. During an immigration check, it was discovered that the man was from Mexico and was attempting to enter the United States illegally. The man was placed under arrest and transported to the El Centro station for further processing.

At the station, record checks revealed that the man had been previously convicted for “Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child” out of Santa Clara, on July 10, 2007. He was sentenced to one year of incarceration for his conviction. Record checks also revealed that the man has an extensive criminal record and two prior removals from the United States.

The 45-year-old man will be held in federal custody pending prosecution for 8 USC 1326 Re-entry of Removed Aliens.

In fiscal year 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and/or removed 36 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges after they entered the United States illegally.

The second incident occurred on Sunday, at around 10:50 p.m., when a gray Hyundai Sonata approached the Highway 86 checkpoint near Salton City. A Border Patrol agent assigned to primary inspection referred the vehicle to secondary inspection. While in secondary inspection, agents discovered two illegal aliens in the rear seat of the vehicle. Agents conducted a search on the driver and passenger, agents discovered a loaded handgun on the passenger’s waistband.

The driver and passenger, both adult United States citizen women, were presented for 8 USC 1324 Alien Smuggling. The two Mexican adult men will remain under federal custody pending an order of removal.

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CBP Seizes Over $2 Million Worth Of Meth At Hidalgo International Bridge

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Another massive seizure of cartel meth. This is happening with regularity, and for every seizure, there are many shipments make it through into our country. We need more wall on the border so agents will be freed up to patrol ports of entry.

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from Houston, Texas after discovering $2,446,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle she was driving.

“This was an excellent discovery of hard narcotics, amid the travel restrictions we are currently operating under,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas. “This exemplifies OFO’s commitment and continued resolve to prevent drugs from crossing our borders.”

On May 23, a CBP officer at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge encountered a brown 1999 Ford F150 pickup driven by a 20-year-old woman and referred her for further inspection. The secondary inspection, which included utilizing non-intrusive imaging equipment (NII), resulted in officers discovering 122.3 pounds (55.48 kg) of alleged methamphetamine hidden within the truck’s gas tank.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics, the truck, and arrested the woman from Houston, ultimately turning her over to the custody of agents with Homeland Security Investigations who continue with the investigation.

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