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CBP Officers Seize Fake Coronavirus Test Kits At Los Angeles International Airport

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Whoever did this should spend a long time in prison.

LOS ANGELES – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), International Mail Facility (IMF), intercepted a package containing suspected counterfeit COVID-19 test kits arriving from the United Kingdom.

On March 12, 2020, CBP officers discovered six plastic bags containing various vials, while conducting an enforcement examination of a parcel manifested as “Purified Water Vials” with a declared value of $196.81. A complete examination of the shipment, led to the finding of vials filled with a white liquid and labeled “Corona Virus 2019nconv (COVID-19)” and “Virus1 Test Kit”. The shipment was turned over to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for analysis.

“Protecting the health and safety of the American people is a top priority for CBP,” said Carlos C. Martel, CBP Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles. “This significant interception, at a time when the U.S. is in the midst of a National Emergency, demonstrates our CBP officers’ vigilance and commitment to ensure dangerous goods are intercepted and not a threat to our communities and our people.”

Authorized diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is conducted in verified state and local public health laboratories across the United States. The American public should be aware of bogus home testing kits for sale either online or in informal direct to consumer settings.

“CBP commits substantial resources to detect, intercept and seize illicit goods arriving in the air package environment,” said LaFonda Sutton-Burke, CBP Port Director at LAX. “Smugglers are constantly attempting to take advantage of consumers by disguising their illicit goods as legitimate shipments.”

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Border Patrol Agents Arrest 3 Sex Offenders & Wanted Gang Member In Texas

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It’s a good thing we have our Border Patrol agents scooping up the bad guys entering the country illegally! One of the sex offenders was caught in Mission, Texas near where our second border wall investment is. The gang member was caught near Corpus Christi, about 100 miles from there.

EDINBURG, Texas – In less than 24 hours, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender and a wanted INTERPOL fugitive.

This morning, at approximately 4:00 am, a male Salvadoran national was encountered by McAllen Border Patrol Agents near Mission, Texas. During processing, records checks revealed the subject has a prior arrest by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office and conviction for Aggravated Indecent Exposure (victim is less than 18 years old).

Yesterday evening, agents assigned to the Corpus Christi Border Patrol station arrested a male Salvadoran national following a traffic stop initiated by Texas Dept. of Public Safety in Robstown, Texas. During records checks, it was discovered that he is identified as an 18th Street Gang Member who has an INTERPOL warrant from El Salvador for Extortion.

Both subjects will be processed accordingly.

A few days ago, agents arrested two other sex offenders in Texas, also.

DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector arrested two previously convicted sex offenders, March 23-24.

“Agents within Del Rio Sector work tirelessly to maintain the security of our nation’s borders and protect the American public,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Doyle E. Amidon, Jr. “Due to our agents’ tireless work ethic, two more violent predators have been stopped from doing further damage in our communities.”

On March 23, agents of the Uvalde Station, conducting freight train inspections, encountered and arrested a 40-year-old male citizen of Mexico. During processing, records checks revealed that he had previously been convicted of sexual battery in St. Lucie County, Florida in 2009. The individual was subsequently removed from the United States in 2018.

On the following day, Border Patrol agents of the Comstock Station conducting line watch operations arrested a 33-year-old male citizen of Mexico. During processing, records checks revealed he had been convicted in 2011 of enticing a child, in Houston. The individual was subsequently removed from the United States in 2018.

The two face charges of 8 USC § 1326 – re-entry after deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years of incarceration.

Story compiled by Jeff Rainforth for We Build the Wall, Inc. Follow Jeff on Facebook for live border videos & coverage.

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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Previously Deported Sex Offender With Extensive Criminal History

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TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender outside of Douglas, Arizona, Thursday evening after he entered the country illegally.

Tucson Sector agents encountered and arrested 57-year-old Cenobio Herrera-Hernandez just after 5 p.m. as he traversed the desert northeast of the town.

During processing, agents discovered Herrera-Hernandez was a registered sex offender in the state of Washington following a conviction for Communicating with a Minor for immoral purposes in 2000.

Herrera-Hernandez’s extensive criminal and immigration violation history includes multiple convictions for driving under the influence and deportations dating back to 1990.

Herrera-Hernandez faces federal prosecution for illegal re-entry of a previously removed felon.

All persons apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens with criminal histories are positively identified.

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