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Border Patrol Intercepts Convicted Felon

Release Date: 
November 7, 2017

SAN DIEGO—Imperial Beach Border Patrol agents arrested two men yesterday morning who had entered the United States illegally. One man had a prior conviction for a sex crime with a minor.

The incident occurred on Monday at approximately 9 a.m. Border Patrol agents spotted two men approximately 200 yards north of the U.S./Mexico International Boundary. With no documentation allowing them to be in the U.S., both men were transported to a nearby station.

Records checks revealed that one of the men, a 34-year old Mexican national, had a prior felony conviction for “lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.”

The aggravated felon faces charges for reentry after deportation and is being held in Federal custody pending prosecution. The second man, also a Mexican national, is subject to expedited removal and will be returned to Mexico.

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.

Last modified: 
November 7, 2017