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Del Rio, Texas Border Patrol Agents Nab Pot, Cash, Convicted Felon

Release Date: 
August 10, 2012

Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents made significant apprehensions and seizures this week, including narcotics, currency and a convicted criminal alien.

Friday, Aug. 3, Eagle Pass South station agents arrested Carlos Castillo-Alvarado, 38, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras. During processing, agents discovered that Castillo had been previously deported from the United States and that he was a registered sex offender with a prior felony conviction for Sexual Abuse of a Minor in 2008. Garcia will be processed for removal from the United States and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.

Monday, Aug. 6, Eagle Pass Station agents working near the Rio Grande River performed a vehicle stop on a Chevrolet Suburban. After further investigation, agents discovered that the vehicle contained more than 670 pounds of marijuana worth over $536,160. The case was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Also on Tuesday, Comstock Station agents working at a traffic checkpoint referred a Mini Cooper for a secondary inspection. Upon further investigation, $24,343 in U.S. currency was found in the vehicle, along with trace amounts of marijuana. The case was turned over to the DEA.

Thursday, Aug. 9, Del Rio Station agents working at a traffic checkpoint seized 6.6 pounds of abandoned marijuana worth $5,280 in a blue luggage bag on board a commercial transportation bus. The narcotics were turned over to the DEA and the bus and all passengers were released.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017