On Sunday morning, U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested a wanted sex offender attempting to blend in with a group of subjects making an illegal entry near downtown El Paso. This occurred just two days after Border Patrol agents arrested another sex offender with an active warrant in Sunland Park, New Mexico.

On March 24, U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested group of illegal crossers just west of the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry.  The group was transported to the station for processing where it was discovered that one of the subjects in the group had an active warrant. The subject was identified as 52-year-old Jose-Jose Marcos from Guatemala.  A criminal background check utilizing Marcos’ fingerprints found that he had an outstanding warrant from Gainesville, Georgia for violation of a 2016 court order stemming from Marcos’ previous arrest for sex offense against a child/child fondling, child molestation and trafficking of a person. Jose-Jose Marcos was turned over to the El Paso Police Department awaiting extradition to Georgia. Marcos was accompanied by his 10-year-old U.S. citizen son who was turned over to Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) due to the nature of the arrest warrant.

U.S. Border Patrol Agents working in Sunland Park arrested a male subject from Ecuador as he attempted to enter the United States illegally Friday morning.  During processing Border Patrol agents identified the man as 22-year-old John Sebastian Yunga-Chuqui.  Border Patrol agents also found that Yunga-Chuqui had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Worcester, Massachusetts.  Yunga-Chuqui admitted to having posted bail and then fleeing the country before his trial where he was facing rape, indecent assault, and battery charges. Yunga-Chuqui is currently being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center pending extradition.

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