CALEXICO, Calif. – Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender near downtown Calexico suspected of making an illegal entry into the United States on Friday.
Around 11 pm, agents observed the man jump over the international border fence and was arrested shortly after. The mas was transported to El Centro Station for identification and processing.
Record checks identified the man as Clemente Zazueta Lizarraga, a 37-year-old Mexican national. Agents learned Zazueta had been previously arrested for Mischievous/Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Minor and a count of second-degree burglary in Merced County in Nov. 2005. Ultimately, Zazueta was convicted and received 12 months in jail and 36 months probation.
Zazueta was processed for Re-Entry After Removal.
“On a daily basis, our agents continue to arrest and remove threats like this from our communities,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim.
In fiscal year 2018, El Centro Sector has arrested 15 sex offenders.
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.