CALEXICO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender near Calexico West Port of Entry.
Border Patrol agents apprehended a 29-year-old man approximately one-half of a mile east of the port when he illegally entered into the United States. The man was later identified as Luis Manuel Picaso Sandoval, a citizen of Mexico.
Border Patrol agents conducted a criminal record checks that revealed Picaso was a convicted sex offender charged for sexual assault of a minor under the age of fourteen. Picaso was sentenced to serve ninety days in prison on May 11, 2009 in Fresno.
Picaso is being processed for Re-Entry After Removal as a convicted sex offender.
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 1-800-901-2003.
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.