Falfurrias, Texas —U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested a man Wednesday morning who is wanted in Oregon on a sexual assault charge.
The man, who is an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, was arrested on a ranch by agents assigned to the Kingsville Station while attempting to circumvent a Border Patrol checkpoint.
When agents ran a records check on the man they discovered that he had a full extradition warrant on a sexual assault charge out of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Hillsboro, Ore. He was turned over to the Brooks County Sheriff's Office to await extradition.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at (800) 863-9382.
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.