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Eagle Pass Border Patrol Agents Arrest Escapee From 2012 Mexico Prison Break

Release Date: 
September 10, 2014

DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents, assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station, recently captured a known fugitive, who escaped from a Mexican penal facility in 2012.

Carlos Candido Castillo-Hernandez

Carlos Candido Castillo-Hernandez, 25, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico was wanted by Mexican authorities for escaping from the CERESO prison in 2012.

On Sept. 17, 2012, 132 inmates at the Centro de Readaptación Social (CERESO) Prison at Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico escaped, sparking a massive manhunt on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Since that time, U.S. Border Patrol officials have worked closely with the government of Mexico to identify and apprehend the escapees.

On Sept. 9, agents patrolling near Eagle Pass responded to a report of several subjects hiding in the brush near Boulder Ridge Drive. Agents found the group and determined that they were in the United States illegally. Upon processing the subjects at the station it was discovered that Carlos Candido Castillo-Hernandez, 25, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico was wanted by Mexican authorities for escaping from the CERESO prison in 2012. Mexican authorities were notified and extradition is pending.

Castillo-Hernandez will be charged with 8 USC 1325 – Illegal Entry and will be turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service.

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 sector’s toll free telephone number at 1 (866) 511-8727.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017