SAN DIEGO—On Jan. 2, 2018, Cesar Rodriguez, a 42-year-old U.S. citizen, pled guilty to his fifth felony conviction. The conviction stemmed from an arrest on Nov. 26, 2017, in Boulevard, Calif. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Rodriguez for smuggling aliens into the U.S. and harboring them.
After his arrest, agents ran records checks which indicated that Cesar Rodriguez had several prior felony convictions ranging from 1994 to 2007. The prior convictions involved multiple assaults with a deadly weapon resulting in great bodily injury, 2nd degree robbery, and theft.
Rodriguez currently is being held in Department of Homeland Security custody at the Metropolitan Correctional Center with pending Federal charges for bringing in and harboring aliens.
“I am proud of the dedication and vigilance our agents showed by intercepting this convicted felon, denying him further opportunities to prey on our community,” said San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott.
To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.
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.