CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station apprehended a dangerous sex offender early this morning in a populated area in Calexico.
The incident occurred east of the Calexico West Port of Entry, at approximately 4 a.m., when agents encountered a 41-year-old male citizen of El Salvador attempting to illegally enter the United States.
Border Patrol agents identified the man as Tomas Esteban Quevedo, a convicted sex offender, guilty of sex with minor in San Mateo. He was sentenced to serve six months in jail and was removed from the United States in April 2003.
The convicted sex offender is being held by the U.S. Border Patrol and will be prosecuted for re-entry after being removed.
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.