Border Patrol busts numerous deported felons

Published: Feb. 10, 2014 at 11:25 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 24, 2014 at 11:25 PM MST
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(Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection)
(Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector recently re-arrested more than a dozen convicted felons, including two MS-13 gang members, most of whom were not supposed to be in the United States, officials said.

A majority of the felons were sex offenders convicted of crimes against children: sex with a minor under age 3, forcible touching, and rape of aminor child in the third degree.  Some of the felons were associated with the international MS-13 gang, according to a news release. Another was previously convicted of 1st degree manslaughter.

One of the subjects was a United States citizen. The others, from Mexico, El Salvador and Jamaica were previously charged, convicted and removed from the U.S.  Last month, however, they criminals were apprehended for illegally re-entering the country or smuggling.

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