Thursday, October 27, 2011

Illegal aliens found riding in rescue vehicle (Alamogordo Daily News)

Illegal aliens found riding in rescue vehicle
Alamogordo Daily News
By Duane Barbati, Staff Writer

Posted: 10/26/2011 10:09:33 PM MDT

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are investigating four men two of whom may be illegal immigrants who came through the Border Patrol checkpoint during the weekend in an emergency vehicle.

Otero County Sheriff Benny House said an Otero County Volunteer Fire Department emergency rescue vehicle, assigned to the Chaparral area, entered the U.S. Highway 54 South Border Patrol checkpoint around 7:30 a.m. Saturday en route to Alamogordo.

He said Border Patrol agents conducted standard questioning of the driver. Three occupants of the rescue vehicle were all dressed in volunteer fire department attire and claimed to be U.S. citizens.

House said three of the occupants provided agents with New Mexico driver's licenses for identification.

The men all claimed to be going to Alamogordo to attend a training session, he said.

House said the individuals were identified as Jose Louis Avalos, 29; Omar Oswaldo Lopez, 26; Jaime Rafael Enriquez-Quinones, 21; and Jesus Manuel Fuentes-Ortega, 37.

Avalos and Lopez indicated they are residents of Chaparral and affiliated with the Far South Volunteer Fire Department, he said.

House said Enriquez-Quinones listed his address as Chaparral and Fuentes-Ortega listed his address as Las Cruces.

He said agents discovered through further investigation that Enriquez-Quinones and Fuentes-Ortega were presently in the U.S. illegally.

ICE authorities were notified and responded to the checkpoint and detained the four men, House said.

He said ICE is continuing their investigation into the incident. The rescue vehicle was transported to the Otero County Sheriff's Department and returned to service in the Chaparral area.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First of all there hear illegally thats the whole point illegal is a crime not a race and further more when you conduct yourself in illegal activity with your children involved you should have them traken from you the same as any other parent who commites illegal activity with there children then you go to say if they were us citizens thats the whole point there not.