An illegal alien who has already been deported 11 times was arrested Tuesday on charges of drug possession with intent to distribute, the office of Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu reported today.
Daniel Jupa-Fino and his passenger allegedly fled on foot from his vehicle – carrying 220 pounds of marijuana with at street value of 165,000 – when a deputy pulled him over for a routine traffic violation. When police caught up with Jupa-Fino, he fought with them before being taken into custody.
Jupa-Fino had previously been deported 11 times, Border Patrol officials told the Pinal County sheriff’s office after running a check on him.
“This is yet more dramatic evidence that our border is not secure – putting citizens and the country at needless risk. Unfortunately, the Gang of Eight’s amnesty-first framework guarantees that the border will remain insecure,” a GOP Senate aide told CNSNews.com.
Sheriff Babeu echoed the sentiment, warning Americans of the dangers of the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill: