U.S. Border Patrol Agents In Southern Arizona Arrest Sex Offender
July 20th 2012 · 8 Comments
Yuma, Ariz. — U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector arrested a sex offender July 17, when agents assigned to Andrade, Calif., apprehended an El Salvadoran national entering the country illegally.
Agents ran a records check through the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System and learned he had an extensive criminal history including rape, possession of a controlled substance, and was previously deported from the U.S. The man was processed for prosecution.
IAFIS is a valuable tool used by Border Patrol agents to rapidly identify individuals with criminal histories so they may be brought to an appropriate law enforcement resolution. By preventing dangerous individuals from entering the U.S., the Border Patrol continues to make significant progress toward establishing a secure and safe border environment while improving the quality of life for Arizona residents.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.cbp.gov.
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