CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported aggravated felon who was convicted of homicide on Sunday.
Agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station, observed two men walking north from the International Border fence near Calexico in an open desert area.
Agents approached the men and determined that they were illegally present in the United States. The men were placed under arrest and transported to the station for processing.
Border Patrol agents conducted records checks which revealed one of the men, 56-year-old Humberto Vasquez-Alonso, a Guatemalan national, was convicted in 2003 for felony homicide and was sentenced to a 12 year prison term.
“This arrest of a convicted felon, demonstrates the importance of the mission of the Border Patrol,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim. “The hard work and dedication of our agents is a shield for our communities against a threat like this.”
The man will be criminally prosecuted for Re-Entry After Removal as a convicted felon.
The El Centro Sector’s Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at 1-800-901-2003.
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