DEL RIO, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector recently apprehended a convicted sex offender and a convicted murderer.
Tuesday morning, Brackettville Station Border Patrol agents patrolling near Highway 90 in Brackettville, encountered Juan Jesus Lara-Martinez, 37, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. While agents were processing Lara-Martinez, they discovered that he had been previously deported from the United States and is a convicted sex offender. Criminal records checks revealed Lara-Martinez had a 2012 conviction out of Dallas for indecency with a child sexual contact.
Lara-Martinez will be charged with illegal entry - 8 USC 1325 - and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
Shortly after midnight Wednesday, agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station encountered Santos Canales-Rivera, 38, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador. During processing, agents discovered that Canales-Rivera had been previously deported from the United States, had been previously convicted of homicide, and had an active warrant for his arrest from the Dallas County Sheriff's Office.
Canales-Rivera will be charged with illegal entry - 8 USC 1326 - and his prior order of removal will be reinstated. The Dallas County Sheriff's Office was contacted regarding the active warrant.
So far, during Fiscal Year 2013, Del Rio Sector agents have apprehended a total of 16 convicted sex offenders. The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
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.