DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector arrested a convicted murderer and a sex offender on the same day, Jan. 10.
“We continue to encounter dangerous criminals attempting to avoid apprehension through illegal entry,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin L. Skero II. “With the safety of our communities a top priority, our agents work around the clock to detect, arrest, and prosecute anyone attempting to illegally enter the United States.”
Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Uvalde Station arrested Edgardo Aparicio-Cortez, 55, a citizen of El Salvador, shortly after he entered the United States illegally. During processing, agents discovered that Aparicio-Cortez was convicted of first degree murder in 1990 in Los Angeles. He was sentenced to 17 years to life incarceration and most recently removed from the United States in 2020.
On the same day, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station arrested Pedro Sanchez-Valladares, a citizen of Mexico, shortly after he entered the United States illegally. During processing, agents discovered Sanchez-Valladares was convicted of indecent liberties with a child in North Carolina in 2007 and sentenced to 36 months probation. He was most recently removed from the United States in 2016.
As convicted felons, they each face a charge of 8 USC § 1326 – Re-entry after Deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.Follow us on Facebook at US Border Patrol Del Rio Sector and on Twitter and Instagram @USBPChiefDRT and CBP on Twitter @CBPSouthTexas.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.