SECURE THE BORDERS!

USBP Weekly Blotter: January 13 – January 19

(01/19/2011)Border Patrol agents seized over 13,853 pounds of marijuana and 117.5 pounds of cocaine. Agents arrested nine criminal aliens and five gang members. There were five rocking incidents.

*This overview is compiled from incidents reported to the Office of Border Patrol and is not intended to reflect all Border Patrol enforcement actions. Most arrests and seizures fail to meet the requirements for mandatory reporting to the Office of Border Patrol.

Reported on January 13, 2011

El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Calexico, California.

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During processing, the subject admitted to being a Florencia 13 gang member. Records checks revealed he had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.

El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Calexico, California. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) gang. Records checks revealed he had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.

El Paso Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested a United States Citizen (USC) and seized a small amount of marijuana at the traffic checkpoint in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Records checks revealed the subject was a member of the Sureño gang and had violated probation for a previous criminal conviction.

San Diego Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested two USCs near Spring Valley, California. Agents were conducting surveillance when they approached the subjects and identified themselves as Border Patrol agents. One of the subjects attempted to assault the agents with a knife. Both subjects were subdued and taken into custody.

Tucson Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Ajo, Arizona. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction for rape of a child in the state of Washington and had been previously removed from the United States.

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