DEL RIO, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a previously deported Honduran citizen with an extensive criminal history.
On July 29, agents from the Eagle Pass Station responded to a request for assistance from the Eagle Pass Police Department. During questioning of the subject, later identified as Marlon Alexander Bonilla, it was discovered that Bonilla had twice been deported from the United States. Criminal records checks revealed that in 2008 Bonilla was convicted of robbery and sentenced to seven years in prison. Bonilla is a known member of the Mara Salvatrucha, or "MS-13," criminal gang in Atlanta, and in his country of citizenship, Honduras.
Bonilla was processed for removal from the United States and his prior order or removal will be reinstated.
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.
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.