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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Arrests Lead to Prosecution, Conviction of 15 Illegal Immigrants

Release Date: 
April 12, 2013

IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF.—El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents' recent arrests have led to the successful conviction and sentencing of 15 illegal immigrants, all individuals with prior convictions for other crime(s).

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

MADUENA-Zepeda, Jose Sentenced 30 months in federal prison
RIVERA-Rivera, Raul Sentenced 12 months in federal prison
LUA-Cardenas, Juan Carlos Sentenced 37 months in federal prison
LOPEZ-Lopez, Jose Sentenced 30 months in federal prison
MARTINEZ-Guzman, Cipriano Sentenced 21 months in federal prison
CARRERA-Verdugo, Cesar Sentenced 37 months in federal prison
ACOSTA-Pureco, Carlos Sentenced 6 months in federal prison
ROBLES-Mundo, Julio Cesar Sentenced 15 months in federal prison
SILVA-Romero, Javier Sentenced 21 months in federal prison
URIAS-Mendoza, Jose Sentenced 15 months in federal prison
PORRES-Alba, Fernando Sentenced 24 months in federal prison
SALAZAR-Lopez, Edwin Sentenced 27 months in federal prison
CUETO-Parra, Santos Sentenced 50 months in federal prison
CUETO-Parra, Antonio Sentenced 50 months in federal prison
ORDAZ-Perez, Efrain Sentenced 46 months in federal prison

The illegal immigrants will be 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 9, 2017