Border Patrol Agents Arrest Mexican Fugitive
Man Previously Deported from the United States
EAGLE PASS, Texas – On Sunday evening U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a man, for illegal entry, who is wanted in Mexico on kidnapping and extortion charges.
On April 25, Border Patrol agents, responding to a citizen call, arrested Juan Jose Reyna-Mascorro, a 31-year-old Mexican national, for illegally entering the United States. Responding agents recognized Reyna-Mascorro from a look-out released by Mexican officials. Reyna-Mascorro was declared a fugitive by Mexican government officials for removing an ankle monitor after he was released from prison. At the time of his arrest, Reyna-Mascorro requested medical attention and was transported to Fort Duncan Medical Center for evaluation.
“The U.S. Border Patrol works closely with the government of Mexico to identify fugitives such as in this case,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Our agents recognized this individual as a direct result of that open line of communication.”
Upon his release from the hospital, Reyna-Mascorro was processed per Customs and Border Protection guidelines and was turned over to the custody of Mexican authorities.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.