America’s Most Wanted Fugitive Arrested at Port of Nogales

TUCSON, Ariz. – Mexican authorities turned over a U.S. citizen fugitive to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales

Richard Max Randolph, 63, was listed on “America’s Most Wanted” website in December 2015 as being wanted by US Marshals for “failure to register as a sex offender.” The posting states that Randolph a tier 3 sex offender convicted of oral sexual battery on a child. (Tier 3 is the highest possible level for a sex offender, considered the greatest risk to the public and greatest risk to re-offend).

CBP officers took custody of Randolph at the DeConcini pedestrian crossing. After conducting a records check to confirm the active arrest warrant, out of St. Charles Parish in Louisiana, CBP officers turned Randolph over to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department.

Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize $110,000 in Heroin at Gateway International Bridge.

110-heroenBROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged heroin. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $110,000, hidden within a beige 2004 Chevy Malibu.

“Our officers used professional judgment and their experience to achieve this seizure,” said Port Director Petra Horne, “These dangerous narcotics were intercepted and our streets are safer.”
The seizure took place  at Gateway International Bridge when a 32-year-old male Mexican citizen who resides in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, applied for entry into the United States driving a beige 2004 Chevy Malibu. The driver was referred to CBP secondary for further examination. In secondary, with the help of a K-9 unit, CBP officers discovered two packages hidden within the vehicle. CBP officers removed the packages which contained a total of 4.85 pounds of alleged heroin valued at approximately $110,000.

CBP officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.

Border Patrol Stops Tractor-Trailer, Finds 30 Immigrants Inside.

10-18-16-elc-trailerSALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint stopped a tractor-trailer and discovered 30 illegal immigrants hidden inside .

The incident occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m., after agents stopped a black and white tractor-trailer for an immigration check.

During a search of the trailer, agents discovered 30 illegal immigrants hidden inside. The immigrants were locked in the trailer from the outside which presented a very dangerous situation.

“These arrests highlight the importance of our checkpoints. It also speaks to the outstanding and vigilant work that Border Patrol agents do on a daily basis to keep our country safe and protect human life,” said Ryan J. Scudder, Acting Chief Patrol Agent of the El Centro Sector.

The driver who is a Mexican citizen, along with the other 30 Mexican citizens will be processed and removed.This is the second arrest of this type in the El Centro Sector this month. There were 19 arrested in a previous event.