Monday, October 10, 2016



Border Patrol agents assaulted in 2 incidents
Carmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Updated 12 hrs ago

Border Patrol agents were assaulted in two separate incidents while attempting to arrest Mexican nationals last week, authorities said.

In the first incident, an agent suffered a dislocated shoulder, and in the second incident an agent was punched in the throat and torso, according to a Customs and Border Protection news release.

On Sept. 28, agents working in a remote area west of Tucson, encountered two individuals armed with rifles.

One ran and when an agent caught up with the person, they struggled and a second agent helped in subduing the person, states the release. One agent dislocated a shoulder during the struggle.

Both individuals were arrested and four weapons were seized.

On Sept. 29, agents stationed in Douglas encountered two people in the country illegally, and while making the arrest one person resisted and punched an agent before being subdued, authorities said.

Both people were taken into custody.


Note: No it never stops.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol seizes nearly $1M in drugs
By James Gilbert, @YSJamesGilbert Updated Oct 3, 2016

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents found nearly 48 pounds of methamphetamine, worth more than $142,000, hidden in the quarter panels of a vehicle attempting to pass through the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8 on Friday in one of two separate weekend incidents.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,700 pounds of drugs, valued at nearly $1 million dollars, during two separate weekend incidents.

According to a news release issued by agent Richard Withers, of the Yuma Sector Public Affairs Office, the most recent of the two incidents happened Sunday along the Upper Colorado River.

While he did not provide a specific location where the incident initially began, Withers said agents observed a vehicle cross the river from Mexico into the United States and they immediately gave chase.

Withers said agents briefly pursued the vehicle before the driver doubled back to the river, where the occupants bailed out and returned to Mexico.

When agents searched the vehicle they found almost 1,700 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $840,000, hidden within it.

In the second incident, which happened on Friday, agents apprehended two women who were attempting to smuggle drugs through the Border Patrol's Immigration Checkpoint on Interstate 8, which is east of Yuma.

Wither said that after a canine detection team alerted to their vehicle agents searched it and found nearly 48 pounds of methamphetamine, worth more than $142,000, hidden in the quarter panels of their vehicle.

The detained women – one who is a permanent resident and the other a U.S. citizen – vehicles and drugs will be processed per Yuma Sector guidelines, according to Withers.

Yuma County residents can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.


Border agents patrolling mountain arrest 7, seize marijuana

TACNA, Ariz. (AP) -- A group of Mexican nationals is accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into Arizona by traversing a mountainous wildlife refuge.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say agents assigned to the Wellton Border Patrol Station arrested seven people and seized 200 pounds of marijuana Tuesday.

The agents, who are part of a field training unit, learned that Border Patrol agents were tracking the group nearby on the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge..

Authorities say the agents found one suspect hiding at the foot of the mountain.

They then hiked roughly 1,700 feet up the side of the peak and found the remaining six suspects.

They say a search turned up six backpacks filled with marijuana valued at $100,000.

Officials say all seven suspects and the drugs are being processed.


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