Edinburg, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley sector arrested three illegal aliens in separate incidents, who were wanted or had been convicted of a variety of homicide charges.
One of the arrests occurred Monday when an officer from the Combes, Texas, Police Department stopped a man on a traffic violation. An agent from the Harlingen station responded to a call from the officer for assistance and interviewed the man regarding his citizenship status. The man admitted to being a citizen of Mexico and to not having immigration documents to legally be in the U.S.
He was taken into custody and transported to the Harlingen Station for processing on the immigration violation. While performing a records check, agents learned the man had been convicted in Florida for driving while intoxicated and felony vehicular manslaughter. The checks also showed he had an arrest warrant from the Miami-Dade Police Department. A Miami-Dade police officer said their department will extradite the man to Miami. The man was turned over to the Cameron County sheriff's office pending extradition for the warrant.
That same day, agents assigned to the McAllen station arrested a man who was walking in the brush near Peñitas, Texas. Upon questioning the man, agents determined he was a national of Mexico with no proper immigration documentation.
During a records check, agents discovered the man had a homicide warrant out of the Fort Worth Police Department. He was turned over to the Hidalgo County sheriff's office to await extradition.
Finally, early this morning agents caught an illegal alien near Madero, Texas, who has a conviction for felony voluntary manslaughter in West Virginia. He will be prosecuted on an illegal entry charge.
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.