DEL RIO, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station worked jointly with Kinney County Sherriff's Department to apprehend a convicted sex offender Friday evening.
On Friday, agents assigned to the Brackettville Border Patrol Station provided backup to a Kinney County Sherriff's deputy on a traffic stop. Criminal records checks revealed that the passenger, Mauricio Guillermo Moral Salazar had a prior conviction of sexual abuse of a minor in 2002, was a registered sex offender out of Chicago, and had numerous felony convictions out of the state of Illinois.
An immigration check revealed that Salazar, an Ecuadorian national, had been previously deported in 2011. Salazar will be processed for removal from the United States and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
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.