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Human Smuggler Who Shot at Border Agents on Christmas Eve Arrested


TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents reserved to the Nogales Station arrested a U.S. citizen after he fled from the I-19 Immigration Checkpoint, shot at agents, and was found to have two illegal aliens in his car nearby Amado, Arizona, Dec 24.

Agents referred a Ford Escape for delegate inspection, however, the motorist unsuccessful to produce and fled from the immigration checkpoint. As agents followed the Ford, the motorist fired mixed shots at agents before losing control of the car and rolling over nearby kilometer post 56 on Interstate 19. One of the passengers was ejected from the vehicle.


All 3 car occupants, the motorist and two illegal aliens, were arrested and ecstatic to a internal hospital and treated for their injuries, and subsequently released.

U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is questioning the occurrence and estimate the 21-year-old motorist for mixed transgression charges.

The two Mexican inhabitant passengers will be processed for immigration violations in suitability with Tucson Sector guidelines.

In Fiscal Year 2017, there were 93 assaults on Tucson Sector agents, and 786 assaults nation-wide on Border Patrol.

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