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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Felons in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date
Mon, 10/19/2020

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrest two convicted sexual offenders illegally present in the United States.

Friday evening, Weslaco agents working in Hidalgo, Texas, arrested four subjects after a human smuggler rafted them across the Rio Grande. During processing, one of the subjects later identified as Noe CHAVEZ-Reyes, a Mexican national, revealed an arrest in 2008 for sexual assault by the Leachville Police Department. CHAVEZ-Reyes was subsequently found guilty and sentenced to 3 years confinement. Additionally, the man has several immigration violations, which led him to be convicted in 2012 for illegal entry and was sentenced to 46 months confinement.

Sunday evening, Falfurrias agents working at the checkpoint arrested an Ecuadorian national during a failed human smuggling attempt. During processing, the subject was identified as Jhonny Manuel JEREZ-Cazorla. Additionally, his records indicated he was previously arrested by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office in Massachusetts for rape of a child. JEREZ-Cazorla was subsequently found guilty of a lesser charge, indecent assault and battery on child under 14. A judge sentenced him to two years incarceration.

Border Patrol processed both subjects accordingly.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

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Last Modified: Feb 03, 2021