DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a Mexican national who was wanted by authorities in Dallas for homicide.
“The apprehension of this individual shows the cooperation among all local, state and federal government entities bringing criminals to justice,” said Acting Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “I commend our agents for their dedication and vigilance they show each and every day protecting our homeland.”
On Aug. 29, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested Martin Reyes-Duque, 38, a Mexican national after he illegally entered the United States. Border Patrol agents discovered during processing that Reyes-Duque has an active warrant dated Aug. 20, 2014 and is wanted for homicide in Dallas.
Reyes-Duque has been previously deported from the United States and faces a charge of illegal re-entry after deportation - 8 USC § 1326 – which carries a possible sentence up to 20 years in prison.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free 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.