WESTMORLAND, CALIF.—On February 2, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Border Patrol Station arrested a 41-year-old Mexican illegal alien convicted of homicide.
The incident occurred at approximately 8 p.m., when Indio agents working the Highway 86 checkpoint, located between Westmorland and Salton City, arrested a man attempting to pass through the checkpoint. Through record checks and interview, agents determined the man was convicted in 1991 in Los Angeles for homicide and served a four year prison term. Due to the conviction, the man had his Lawfully Admitted Permanent Resident card revoked and was deported to Mexico in 1995. The man was arrested for being in the country illegally.
The man will be detained pending federal charges.
The El Centro Sector's Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at (800) 901-2003.
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.