Blythe, Calif. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Yuma sector apprehended an illegal alien with a criminal history on Sunday. His criminal background includes a sex offender conviction involving a minor.
The man, Francisco Aviles Gallegos, was arrested during a traffic stop by Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe station. During processing, agents learned of Aviles' criminal history. He was previously deported from the U.S.
Aviles is being presented for prosecution.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Yuma Sector Border Patrol's toll free telephone number at (1-866) 999-8727.
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.