Border Patrol Intercepts Convicted Felon
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.
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.