DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station apprehended a convicted murderer recently.
On Oct. 17, agents from the Eagle Pass South Station, patrolling near Eagle Pass, encountered Francisco Rodriguez-Garcia, 44, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. During processing, agents discovered that Rodriguez-Garcia is a convicted murderer. Rodriguez-Garcia was arrested and convicted in 1997 in Sanford, N.C., for second degree murder and was sentenced to 12 years of incarceration. At the completion of his sentence Rodriquez-Garcia was deported to Mexico in 2009.
“Our encounter with this dangerous individual shows the type of environment agents and law enforcement officers deal with on a daily basis,” said Rodolfo Karisch, Chief Patrol Agent, Del Rio Sector. “We rely on the invaluable training we receive to protect our communities and the nation.”
Rodriguez-Garcia faces a charge of Re-entry After Deportation - 8 USC § 1326.
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. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free telephone 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.