Border Patrol thwarts two illegal immigration attempts

JACUMBA (CNS) – Seven Mexican nationals and one Chinese citizen were
caught attempting to enter the U.S. illegally in two separate incidents in east
San Diego County, border officials announced Tuesday.

The first incident occurred around 8:40 a.m. Monday when U.S. Border
Patrol agents found footprints about 200 feet from the border in east San Diego
County, according to the U.S. Border Patrol's public affairs office.

Agents tracked the footprints to three men who allegedly admitted being
Mexican nationals in the U.S. illegally. Among the men was a previously
deported gang member with a criminal history, which includes a 2006 robbery
conviction, according to the USBP.

The second incident occurred around 2:15 p.m. Monday when agents spotted
and chased five men near Old Highway 80 in Jacumba. According to the USBP,
four of the five men admitted to being Mexican nationals and the fifth was a
Chinese national who traveled to Mexico to enter the United States.

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