DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station arrested a Mexican national who had been previously convicted of murder.
“Our agents are committed to making communities safer by steadfastly guarding the borders and interdicting those who would threaten our way of life,” said Del Rio Sector Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “I am very proud of the hard working men and women who played a role in the capture of this criminal alien.”
On June 15, Border Patrol agents in Del Rio were alerted to an individual walking along the railroad tracks near Highway 90 east. Once encountered, agents determined that the man, Adan Rodriguez Peralta, was a Mexican national who was illegally present in the United States. During processing, agents discovered that Rodriguez Peralta, 63, had been previously convicted of murder in Houston and was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison.
Immigration checks also revealed that the man had been deported from the United States on multiple occasions since his murder conviction. He was also arrested numerous times for driving under the influence in the state of Texas.
Rodriguez Peralta will be charged with - 8 USC § 1326 illegal reentry after deportation - which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
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.