Both Subjects Have Been Previously Deported
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station and Carrizo Springs Station arrested a two convicted sex offenders in separate occasions who had been previously removed.
“The men and women of the United States Border Patrol work diligently to protect our communities against the criminals attempting to enter our country illegally,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “The security of this nation is our top priority.”
On Sept. 13, Juan Francisco Martinez-Berrones, 21, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was apprehended by Eagle Pass Border Patrol agents near Eagle Pass. During processing, agents discovered that Martinez-Berrones was convicted of sexual assault of a child-fondling, a second degree felony, in San Antonio. Martinez-Berrones was sentenced to five years probation and fined $1,500 and was then removed to Mexico.
On Sept. 15, Hector Napoleon-Diaz, 35, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras, was apprehended by Carrizo Springs Border Patrol agents near Carrizo Springs. During processing, agents discovered that Napoleon-Diaz was convicted of felony rape in Lexington, Kentucky and was removed to Honduras.
Martinez-Berrones and Napoleon-Diaz each face a charge of illegal re-entry after deportation - 8 USC § 1326 – which carries a possible sentence up to 20 years in prison.
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. During FY 2016, to date, Del Rio Sector agents have apprehended 25 previously deported sex offenders. 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.