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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Successfully Prosecutes and Convicts 14 People

Release Date: 
December 21, 2012

IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF.—El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents' recent arrests have led to the successful conviction and sentencing of 13 illegal aliens with prior convictions for other crime(s), and one individual for alien smuggling.

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

The following individuals, all Mexican nationals, have been successfully convicted and sentenced for illegal re-entry into the United States after being previously removed.

 

PADILLA-Murillo, NoeSentenced 27 months in federal prison
TARACENA-Rodas, CorpusSentenced 14 months in federal prison
ALMARAZ-Luevano, Juan ManuelSentenced 30 months in federal prison
GARCIA-Marquez, SandroSentenced 30 months in federal prison
VASQUEZ-Peniche, CarlosSentenced 30 months in federal prison
GUTIERREZ-Cortez, FreddySentenced 27 months in federal prison
CARBAJAL-Arriega, Eduardo ArtemioSentenced 18 months in federal prison
PEREZ-Zarate, JoseSentenced 18 months in federal prison
MACHADO-Arce MachadoSentenced 18 months in federal prison
MERCADO-Rodriguez, JesusSentenced 24 months in federal prison
AVILA-Medina, AlvaroSentenced 18 months in federal prison
MERCADO-Salvador, RamiroSentenced 37 months in federal prison
RODRIGUEZ-Flores, GustavoSentenced 51 months in federal prison

 

The following individual, a United States Citizen, has been successfully convicted and sentenced for alien smuggling.

 

TORRES, JoseSentenced 24 months in federal prison

 

The illegal aliens 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