TUCSON, Ariz. – For the second time in less than a week, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales Station arrested an illegal alien previously deported following a rape conviction in the United States.
In the most recent incident, agents patrolling west of Nogales Wednesday evening arrested Samuel Nungaray-Cons, a 35-year-old Mexican man, for being illegally present in the country. During processing, agents conducted a records check on Nungaray and learned he was previously deported following a rape conviction and incarceration in 2005 in Bonneville County, Idaho.
Four days earlier, on Jan. 8, agents from the Nogales Station arrested a 33-year-old Mexican man convicted of rape in the state of Washington.
Like the man arrested Jan. 8, Nungaray will remain in federal custody pending prosecution for criminal immigration violations involving re-entry of an aggravated felon.
All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.