DEL RIO, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs area of operations apprehended a convicted sex offender Friday afternoon.
Agents patrolling a local ranch encountered Julian Alcaide-Lopez, 38, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. During processing, agents discovered Alcaide-Lopez had been previously deported from the United States and was a registered sex offender. Criminal records checks revealed that Alcaide-Lopez has a 2013 felony conviction out of Hennepin County, Minn. for sexual exploitation of a minor, and was given 36 months confinement on that charge.
An immigration check revealed Alcaide-Lopez, a Mexican national, had been deported on March 22. Alcaide-Lopez was processed for removal from the United States and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
For fiscal year 2013, the Del Rio sector has apprehended a total of nine convicted sex offenders.
Del Rio sector is an integral part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
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.