Another busy week for local border patrol

MARFA – Border Patrol agents across the Big Bend Sector were extremely busy last Tuesday. Several groups of people were apprehended and rescued from extreme heat conditions.

On Tuesday, September 8, Sanderson Border Patrol Station apprehended 22 camouflaged individuals who were determined to be illegally present in the United States.

During records checks, a citizen of Guatemala was flagged as a previously convicted aggravated felon for first degree rape in 2011. He is pending prosecution for re-entry of a previously deported alien, and all remaining individuals were processed per applicable immigration laws.

Elsewhere, near Sierra Blanca, agents working with the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office responded to two 911 calls that revealed two separate groups of undocumented aliens stranded in the desert without adequate supplies and exposed to extreme temperatures.

In the first group were five Mexican citizens and three Ecuadorian citizens. In the second group were five Mexican citizens, one Honduran, and one El Salvadoran, who were processed per applicable immigration laws.

Additionally, Marfa Station agents stopped a smuggling attempt at the Highway 67 checkpoint involving four Mexicans who were illegally in the U.S.

During processing it was determined that one individual had previously been arrested on August 26, 2002, and later convicted of felony 2 sexual assault. He is pending prosecution for re-entry of a previously deported alien.


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