Agents Arrest Felon Entering U.S. Illegally
SAN DIEGO—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two men in south San Diego yesterday after they entered the U.S. illegally. One man had a felony conviction and had served a sentence.
At about 10:30 a.m., agents detected two men entering the U.S. four miles east of the Otay Mesa Port-of-Entry. A K-9 team responded to the area and led agents to the men who were hiding in thick brush.
Agents questioned the men about their nationality. Both stated they were Mexican nationals and admitted they did not possess documents that allowed them to be in the U.S. The men were arrested and taken to a nearby station.
A records check indicated that one man, a 36-year-old, had a 2014 felony conviction involving the solicitation of a minor.
Medina is being held in Department of Homeland Security custody pending Federal charges for re-entry after deportation.
In response to this incident, Richard Smith, Acting Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge of the Brown Field Border Patrol Station, said, “This incident serves as a prime example of the dedication and vigilance of our agents who protect the Nation and keep criminals out of our communities.”
To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.
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.