Invader fires at officer during South Texas chase

KIII-TV — Corpus Christi, TexasMojados Locos
Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies teamed up to hunt down 15 illegal [aliens] after a bailout Friday afternoon. — According to the Jim Wells County Sheriff’s Office, one of the suspects shot at a DPS Trooper when the officer tried to stop their vehicle in a routine traffic stop on Highway 281. — After a short chase, the pursuit ended south of Premont on Highway 281… Read More

17 invaders arrested in crackdown on street vendors

KGET-TV — Bakersfield, Calif.Deport Invaders Now!
For the first time, five local, state, and federal agencies joined forces to crack down on illegal street vendors on Valentine’s Day. During the sting operation, 17 people were arrested for being in the country illegally. — Gustavo Martinez comforted his children Wednesday outside his brother’s northwest Bakersfield home. Martinez is trying to grasp the uncertainty of what comes ahead. His wife, Leticia, was arrested Tuesday while selling flowers in front of the family’s piñata shop. — “I passed by and saw two men in uniforms inside our store and I thought they were sheriffs,” said Gustavo Martinez. The family had a business permit, but they didn’t have one to sell flowers… Read More

MCSO busts 2 invaders with fake IDs

KTVK-TV — PhoenixMCSO
Maricopa County sheriff’s detectives arrested two people during an investigation into a north Phoenix maid service business. — Detectives determined that employees were using false identification to unlawfully gain employment. — MCSO served search warrants on the company headquarters near Cave Creek and Bell roads Wednesday morning. Detectives arrested two employees and seized business documents and computers… Read More

Suspected invaders nailed

KPHO-TV — PhoenixUS Border Patrol
Tucson — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working in the Tucson sector have made several arrests in separate cases since Monday. — A 38-year-old Mexican man, wanted for escape in Olympia, WA, was apprehended early Tuesday morning by Casa Grande Station agents on suspicion of illegally re-entering the U.S. The man will be extradited to Olympia. — Willcox Station agents received a citizen’s report of possible human smuggling near Huachuca City on Monday. Agents stopped the suspect vehicle and discovered the driver, a U.S. citizen, was transporting three illegal [aliens], CBP officers said. One of them was hiding in the trunk of the vehicle. The driver faces federal smuggling charges while the illegal immigrants will be processed for removal… Read More

Traffic stop leads to human trafficking arrest; five Mexican invaders detained

Tampa Tribune
A routine traffic stop Saturday by a Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputy led to the arrest of two women and detainment of five passengers crammed into a 2003 Kia Sorento on immigration violation issues. — The stop by Deputy Wes King near the corner of Falkenburg Road and Progress Boulevard was at 5:15 p.m. — Deputies said the Sorento didn’t have a tag. When the deputy pulled the vehicle over, he found the driver didn’t have a valid license and was holding $6,000 in cash, deputies said. — Sheriff’s spokesman Larry McKinnon said the vehicle was registered in Alabama. — “We don’t know if the tag fell or what,” he said… Read More

21 Central American invaders found at Elsa stash house

KGBT-TV — Harlingen, Texas
Authorities are investigating how 21 illegal [aliens] from Central America ended up inside a home in Elsa. — It all happened at a home on Ciro Caceres Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Monday. — Investigators told Action 4 News that the investigations started with a tip to the Elsa Police Department. — Elsa police contacted Border Patrol, who also brought in U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents… Read More

Mexican caught with $4 million worth of pot at border

Kimberly Dvorak — The ExaminerPot Bust
San Diego Border Patrol agents arrested a legal resident for smuggling more than 330 pounds of cocaine inside a tractor trailer at the Interstate 8 checkpoint. — Agents encountered the 46-year-old male Mexican national at the checkpoint driving a bright red Freightliner tractor trailer.  During the inspection process, Border Patrol became suspicious of the driver’s nervous demeanor and sent him to the secondary inspection station. — “A Border Patrol K-9 team performed a cursory inspection of the tractor trailer resulting in a positive alert…” Read More

Invader dies while trying to swim around Imperial Beach border fence

KUSI-TV — San Diego
An autopsy is pending on a man who apparently drowned while braving Saturday’s big surf to swim around the border fence extending into the ocean, using a dive scooter. — Another would-be immigrant was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents about 6:30 a.m. His name was withheld, but Border Patrol agents said he would be prosecuted. — The two, both dressed in wetsuits and fins, were among a group of five or six people trying to get into the country, using dive scooters, according to Border Patrol agents… Read More

2 Mexican invaders / drug smugglers caught after 20-mile chase

My Fox Phoenix
Casa Grande, Arizona — Two Mexican citizens illegally in possession of nine weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition have been arrested following a vehicle pursuit in Pinal County. — The arrests stemmed from a joint operation between ICE, Homeland Security Investigations, Border Patrol, and the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. — Deputies and agents had their eye on a grey 4-door sedan that was suspected of transporting drugs and weapons between Phoenix and the Mexican border. — Deputies tried to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle in Maricopa on Monday, but it fled south and a pursuit ensued… Read More

Numerous Mexicans busted in So. Arizona on various charges

Tucson SentinelUS Border Patrol
Naco Station agents arrested a Mexican national Friday who was wanted for a fatal hit-and-run in Florida. The West Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for the 35-year-old man in 2001. Charges included driving without a license and causing serious bodily injury/death. The man was transferred to the Tucson Police Department for extradition to Florida. — Naco Station agents arrested a 31-year-old Mexican national Monday who had a warrant by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for transporting marijuana. The man was being processed for formal removal and extradition… Even More Mexican Chicanery