USBP: Two felons after illegally entering Yuma. arrested

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – Wellton Border Patrol officers arrested two serious criminals on two separate occasions in Yuma.

US Border Patrol said the first incident happened on Monday. Agents arrested a group of three migrants on the western edge of the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge.

One of the migrants, Hugo Zazueta-Garcia, is a serious criminal who was tried and convicted of firearms and ammunition in Maricopa County in 2017.

A judge sentenced him to almost four years in prison.

The next day, agents found a group of ten men 40 miles southeast of Tacna, Arizona.

One of the men identified as Valentin Deltoro-Pena, aka Simon Gomez-Vincent, was convicted of aggravated assault from Tennessee in 2020. A judge sentenced him to three years in prison.

Agents said an immigration judge had previously removed both men from the United States. However, migrants with a criminal history and previous moves could face another prison sentence. They say that is why they continue to cross remote areas to get into the country.

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