DEL RIO, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South station apprehended a convicted sex offender Sunday evening.
Agents patrolling near the Maverick/Webb county line, apprehended an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala. During processing, agents discovered that Nicolas Pop-Aguilar, 40, had been previously deported from the United States following a felony conviction in 1994. Criminal records checks revealed that Pop-Aguilar was arrested in Des Moines, Iowa for lascivious acts with a child.
Pop-Aguilar will be processed for removal from the United States and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
So far during fiscal year 2013, Del Rio sector agents have apprehended a total of 11 convicted sex offenders, compared to four for all of FY 2012. 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.