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Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Unit Locates Man Wanted in Double Homicide

Release Date: 
August 28, 2013

DEL RIO, TEXAS—A U.S. Border Patrol canine team assigned to the Del Rio Sector recently assisted the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in apprehending a man wanted in connection with a double homicide.

Monday afternoon, the Texas DPS in San Antonio requested assistance from a Uvalde Border Patrol Station canine unit, which was in the area, in locating Bryant Guillermo Meza Velazquez. DPS agents believed Velazquez was hiding in a heavily wooded area in West Bexar County. Velazquez was wanted in connection with a double homicide which had occurred earlier in the day.

After tracking Velazquez for almost two miles, the Border Patrol canine unit was able to locate him hiding in the brush. Velazquez was turned over to DPS.

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.


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February 3, 2021