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U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Mexican Citizen with 37 Convictions

Release Date: 
July 23, 2013

BUFFALO, N.Y.—Buffalo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a male citizen of Mexico, who has thirty-seven criminal convictions in the United States.

On Saturday, July 20, agents from the Rochester Station responded to a call for assistance from the Rochester Police Department. While interviewing the suspect to determine his true identity, after he had provided three different names to a Rochester police officer, agents determined the suspect was illegally present in the United States.

Record checks at the station revealed the suspect has thirty-seven criminal convictions in the United States. The convictions range from misdemeanors to felonies and include charges such as, narcotics violations, assault on a federal officer, burglary and robbery.

Due to the suspect's numerous criminal convictions, he was processed for an Administrative Removal and will be removed to Mexico.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (800) 331-0353 toll free.