BRACKETTVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station arrested a Guatmelan national, convicted of sexual battery.
On Dec. 4, Anibal Alay-Guzman, a Guatemalan national, was apprehended by Brackettville Border Patrol agents on a local ranch. During processing, agents discovered that Alay-Guzman was arrested in Arlington,Virginia for sexual battery on Nov. 29, 2012. Alay-Guzman was convicted of the sexual battery on Jan. 4, 2013. Alay-Guzman was subsequently deported to Guatemala on March 14, 2013. Records checks also indicated that Alay-Guzman has an active warrant for probation violation out of Arlington,Virginia.
Alay-Guzman faces a charge of illegal re-entry after deportation – 8 USC § 1326 – and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. During FY 2016, to date, Del Rio Sector agents have apprehended seven previously deported sex offenders. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
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.