LAREDO, TEXAS – On March 15, 2015, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo South Station apprehended two previously convicted sex offenders.
Agents were conducting their assigned duties near El Cenizo, Texas when they apprehended a group of undocumented immigrants. During processing, record checks revealed that one of the male subjects, age 52, from Mexico, had been charged and convicted in 1990 for a sexual offense in Santa Rosa, California. The subject was sentenced to 13 years in prison. The other male subject, 30, from Mexico, had been charged and convicted in 2009 for a sexual offense in Dallas, Texas and was sentenced to six years in prison.
The subjects will be prosecuted for re-entry into the United States (8 USC 1326) and will be presented in Magistrate Court in Laredo, Texas.
Laredo Sector agents have arrested 10 sex offenders since October 1, 2014.
The Laredo Border Patrol Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
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.