More on Border Security Notes: Week of March 4, 2018

Blythe Agents Arrest Convicted Child Molester

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working near Quartzsite, Arizona arrested a convicted child molester and three other Mexican nationals early morning last Sunday.

Blythe Station agents began tracking a group of four subjects who walked around the Highway 95 Immigration Checkpoint. The agents located the subjects and determined them all to be Mexican nationals illegally in the United States. They were arrested and transported to Blythe Station for processing.

During routine processing and records checks, one of the subjects was identified as thirty-six-year-old Alonzo Bustos-Trujillo, a previously deported Mexican national convicted of child molestation in Bellflower, California, in 2011. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail and five years of probation for that crime. It was also determined during the interview process that Bustos-Trujillo was headed from Yuma to Los Angeles. He is now being prosecuted for re-entry after deportation. The other three Mexican nationals were processed for immigration violations.

Yuma’s area of responsibility is located in the southeast corner of Arizona and is comprised of approximately 181,670 square miles of primarily desert terrain divided between California and Arizona.

Blythe Station agents man checkpoints located in California and in Arizona.

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Man Convicted of Manslaughter

Tucson Station Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican man last Sunday afternoon shortly after he illegally entered the United States south of Three Points. The agents later learned of his first-degree manslaughter conviction in Oregon. 

Agents apprehended Evodio Guzman-Ramirez, a fifty-year-old Mexican national, and transported him to the Tucson Station for processing. Agents then conducted a records check and learned Guzman was convicted in 1993 for first-degree manslaughter, resulting in a five-year prison sentence in Benton County, Oregon. He will remain in federal custody pending prosecution for re-entry as an aggravated felon.

Border Patrol Agents Arrest MS-13 Gang Member for Human Smuggling

Willcox Station Border Patrol agents arrested a male MS-13 gang member last Friday evening at the State Route 90 Immigration Checkpoint near Whetstone, after identifying his two passengers as illegal aliens from Mexico.

An agent working the primary inspection lane encountered a Ford sedan and while questioning the occupants, identified the driver as a forty-year-old MS-13 gang member from El Paso, Texas, transporting two men, ages 28 and 48, who had entered the country illegally.

Both illegal aliens were transported to the Willcox Station for processing on immigration violations. The driver faces human smuggling charges and will remain in custody pending court proceedings. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics, approximately 300 gang members have been arrested in the U.S. so far this fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2017.

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