TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Border Patrol agents apprehended a 30-year-old Mexican man west of Nogales and later identified him as a previously-deported convicted sex offender.
During processing, agents learned that Anthony Diaz-Garcia was convicted of rape in the third degree, in Richmond County, New York. A crime for which he was incarcerated six months before being deported.
Diaz will remain in federal custody to face charges for re-entering the U.S. as 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 officials welcome assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free.
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.