OCOTILLO, Calif. – On Friday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a convicted sex offender in a mountainous area near Ocotillo.
The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m., when agents encountered a 43-year-old male, citizen of Mexico attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States. Through interview and further inspection, agents identified the man as Luis Alberto Carbajal Hernandez, a convicted sex offender, guilty of sexual battery in Santa Barbara County and served nearly three years in prison. Carbajal also has multiple convictions for illegal entry after being previously removed.
The convicted sex offender is being held at the Imperial County Jail pending federal prosecution.
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.