TUCSON, Ariz. – Douglas Station Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national early Wednesday west of Douglas, whom was convicted in Rockland County, New York for negligent vehicular homicide and sentenced to 12 months in prison in 2002.
Agents arrested 36-year-old Jorge Zamudio-Medina for entering the U.S. illegally. He will remain in federal custody pending prosecution for re-entry 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.