Bi-National Collaboration Works to Prosecute Wanted Felon
EL PASO, TX – The U.S. Border Patrol /El Paso Sector Foreign Operations Branch and the "Procuraduría General de la Republica" Regional Attaché (PGR) in Mexico have collaborated in the repatriation of a Mexican National found to have an active warrant from the State of Guerrero on Aggravated Rape charges. On September 14, 2017, U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Deming Border Patrol Station arrested 38-year-old Mexican National, Ramiro Gaspar Barragan. While processing Gaspar Barragan, it was discovered he had an extensive criminal history. Records checks revealed charges including Aggravated Rape in Mexico and charges related to Re-Entry of a previously deported alien. Efforts to bring him to justice did not stop there when arresting Agents then contacted the El Paso Sector Foreign Operations Branch (FOB) and informed them about the case. In coordination with PGR, Gaspar Barragan is wanted for Aggravated Rape on an active warrant issued by the Assistant of the Attorney General of Mexico, in the State of Guerrero. On October 13, the subject was removed to Mexico and turned over to Policía Federal Ministerial which allowed them the ability to execute the warrant from the Mexican state of Guerrero. On January 13, 2016 Esparza Gallegos was released from custody for his immigration violation and was returned to Mexico into the custody of the PGR and the Instituto Nacional de Migracion (INM). The event exemplifies the collective efforts being made by the U.S. Border Patrol and the Government of Mexico to ensure the safety of citizens of both countries. These Bi-national partnerships showcase this high-interest collaboration thus improving the quality of life of citizens of both countries.
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.