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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Arrests Lead to Prosecution and Conviction for 18 Illegal Immigrants

Release Date: 
June 17, 2013

IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF.—El Centro Sector Border Patrol enforcement operations have led to the recent arrests, convictions, and successful sentencing of 18 illegal immigrants, all of which had prior convictions for other crime(s).

The apprehensions took place earlier this year near the cities of Calexico, El Centro, and Indio, Calif. The illegal immigrants, many of which have extensive criminal histories, were presented for prosecution on federal criminal charges and sentenced accordingly.

MARTINEZ-Ramirez, DannySentenced 12 months in federal prison
VARGAS-Leon, IsmaelSentenced 37 months in federal prison
TENORIO-Torres, BenitoSentenced 21 months in federal prison
TELLEZ-Ayala, JavierSentenced 52 months in federal prison
BRACERO-Lemus, CarlosSentenced 21 months in federal prison
SEVILLA-Galena, MarioSentenced 46 months in federal prison
HERNANDEZ-Mercado, Juan CruzSentenced 21 months in federal prison
RAMIREZ-Hernandez, JoseSentenced 30 months in federal prison
LOSANO-Sanchez, , LucianoSentenced 18 months in federal prison
ROMO-Castillo, SalvadorSentenced 15 months in federal prison
OLIVARRIA, Cesar AlbertoSentenced 24 months in federal prison
OLAYO-Xochitl, Marco AntonioSentenced 18 months in federal prison
RAMIREZ-Barraza, OsvaldoSentenced 15 months in federal prison
AVATO-Emmanuel, AlejandroSentenced 46 months in federal prison
SOTO-Gutierrez, JoseSentenced 30 months in federal prison
FLORES, Luis FernandoSentenced 24 months in federal prison
MONTOYA-Sosa, CesarSentenced 41 months in federal prison
NORIEGA-Castaneda, BenjaminSentenced 24 months in federal prison

The convicted individuals will be formally deported to their country of origin after serving their prison sentences.

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.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021