BP has busy weekend arresting smuggler, convicted felon | Crime
Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector were busy over the weekend, arresting a smuggler and a convicted murderer.
The first incident occurred on December 8, when Nogales agents working an I-19 checkpoint arrested Ezequiel Martinez for human smuggling. A canine agent alerted to Martinez’s car, so agents pulled him aside for a secondary inspection. During the search two people, suspected illegal aliens, were found hiding in his trunk.
According to a Border Patrol news release Martinez now faces federal prosecution for alien smuggling.
In a separate incident later Saturday evening, this one involving agents from the Ajo Station who stopped a man, identified as Juan Valdouinos-Rosales, for entering the U.S. illegally. While the agents were processing Valdouinos-Rosales his record alerted to a previous felony conviction, a murder charge in 2000 in Seattle, Washington and a 160 month sentence in Shelton, Washington.
Valdouinos-Rosales had been returned to Mexico in April 2012. He now faces federal prosecution for reentry of an aggravated felon, according to a Border Patrol news release.