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Border Patrol Arrest 4 with Active Warrants

June 8, 2016

YUMA, Arizona – Four individuals were arrested by Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents in separate incidents, over the past few days. On Tuesday, June 7, a vehicle attempting to pass through the I‑8 checkpoint east of Yuma was referred to secondary inspection, leading to the arrest of two U.S. citizens. Both had active warrants, one from Tucson, and the other from Yuma County Sheriff’s Office. Both were turned over to the Department of Public Safety.

In incidents Sunday, June 5 in the afternoon and Monday morning, two illegal aliens were arrested by agents. One near Las Palomas Ranch, and the other along the west side of the Granite Mountains. Both had warrants from the Arizona Department of Corrections. They will be returned to the Department of Corrections to complete the remainder of their sentences.

All persons, drugs and vehicles are processed per Yuma Sector guidelines. Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens 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.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP strives to keep terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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