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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Successfully Prosecutes and Convicts 21 People

Release Date: 
January 30, 2013

IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF.—El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents' recent arrests have led to the successful conviction and sentencing of 17 illegal aliens with prior convictions for other crime(s), and four individuals 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.

VACA-Ortega, JoseSentenced 57 months in federal prison
MONZON-Ortiz, Julio FranciscoSentenced 12 months in federal prison
MUNDACA-Gomez, Jose AdrianSentenced 24 months in federal prison
ROCHA-Aceves, Jose De JesusSentenced 6 months in federal prison
MARTIN-Villrgas, Ricardo JuanSentenced 37 months in federal prison
SANDAVOL-Montes, Jose ArturoSentenced 46 months in federal prison
PEREZ-Chavez, EusebioSentenced 24 months in federal prison
AVILES-Oliver, EnriqueSentenced 37 months in federal prison
PEREZ-Salazar, AbelSentenced 21 months in federal prison
CHINCHILLA, Boris ObedSentenced 24 months in federal prison
HIGUERA-Avila, SalvadorSentenced 12 months 1 day in federal prison
CALITO-Chitay, Juan AntonioSentenced 33 months in federal prison
RODRIGUEZ-Aguiar, Jorge AntonioSentenced 18 months in federal prison
PABLO-Lopez, RamiroSentenced 51 months in federal prison
GAVILANES-Ocaranza, RodolfoSentenced 46 months in federal prison
REYES-Mendoza, Gabriel GuadalupeSentenced 60 months in federal prison
REYES-Mendoza, Gabriel GuadalupeSentenced 60 months in federal prison

The following four individuals have been successfully convicted and sentenced for alien smuggling.

MUNDACA-Gomez, Jose AdrianSentenced 24 months in federal prison
TORRES-Gamboa, MagdalenoSentenced 15 months in federal prison
RODRIGUEZ-Aguilar, Jorge AntonioSentenced 18 months in federal prison
DIAZ-Barreras, Reyes HoracioSentenced 12 months 1 day 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 3, 2021