El Centro, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station arrested a convicted sex offender yesterday morning.
At approximately 1 a.m., Border Patrol agents working approximately six miles west of Calexico, Calif., apprehended an individual who had illegally crossed the U.S./Mexico International border.
While being processed, record checks revealed that the illegal alien had a prior conviction for open and gross lewdness. The illegal alien is a Convicted Sex Offender in the state of Nevada and had also been previously removed from the United States.
The subject is being held at the Imperial County Jail pending prosecution proceedings.
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.