Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South station apprehended a convicted sex offender Thursday morning.
Agents patrolling a local ranch encountered Antonio Monjaras-Negrete, 57, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. During processing, agents discovered that Monjaras-Negrete had been previously deported from the United States and was a registered sex offender. Criminal records checks revealed that Monjaras-Negrete has a 2012 conviction out of Arlington for indecency with a child and was given 60 months probation for that charge.
An immigration check revealed Monjaras-Negrete, a Mexican national, had been previously deported in 2012. Monjaras-Negrete will be processed for removal from the United States and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
For fiscal year 2013, the Del Rio Sector has apprehended a total of eight convicted sex offenders.
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.