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Border Patrol agents in Arizona nab fugitive child molester, suspected drug smugglers

February 19, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Border Patrol agents in Arizona nab fugitive child molester, suspected drug smugglers

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Border Patrol officials from the Tucson Sector arrested a Mexican national who is wanted in Washington State for molesting a child after he illegally crossed the border into the U.S. The next day, Tucson Sector agents found four illegals from Mexico who were reportedly smuggling over 300 pounds of marijuana on their backs.

Agents working at the Ajo Station apprehended Rey Guzman-Vidals, 44, on Monday after he illegally crossed into the U.S.

Border Patrol Agents carried out a biometric background check and discovered that the Mexican immigrant has an arrest warrant from King County, Washington, for purported child molestation, Breitbart Texas reported.

Guzman is the second fugitive molester busted in the Tucson Sector this week.

After processing the man for immigration violations, Border Patrol agents organized his extradition to Washington.

The next evening, agents working with the Tucson Sector Mobile Response Team tracked down a group of illegals who crossed the border with large quantities of marijuana in makeshift backpacks.

After following the smugglers’ footprints, agents discovered three men trying to hide in the brush. The agents contacted Casa Grande Station and a CBP Air and Marine Operations helicopter to assist in a search of the area. The agents, aided by the helicopter aircrew and a K-9 agent, found and arrested the fourth individual who tried to flee the scene.

The search of the area led to the seizure of nine bundles of marijuana weighing 321 pounds and is worth over $160,000.

The agents took the four illegals into custody, and they are expected to face immigration and drug smuggling charges.

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