DEMING, New Mexico--It's already been a busy holiday season for Border Patrol Agents in New Mexico, and there appears to be no end in sight.
Agents conducted a range of enforcement actions in early December, including the arrest of a subject near Deming, New Mexico who was wanted in connection with an aggravated criminal sexual offense in Cook County, Illinois.
On November 27, Border Patrol agents from Deming, New Mexico Station arrested a subject in the desert area near Deming, New Mexico after sign-cutting what was believed to be a group. The prints led Agents to 33-year-old Constantino Sanchez Martinez, from Mexico.
Sanchez Martinez’ fingerprints were entered into the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system which revealed an active arrest warrant for “Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse with a Victim 13-16 Years of Age”, out of Cook County, Illinois, which landed him 24-months probation. He was then arrested by the Wheeling Police Department in Illinois on July 4, 2008.
He had also been previously removed from the United States in 2009.
Sanchez Martinez was remanded to the custody of the Luna County Detention Center pending criminal and removal proceedings, and subsequent extradition to Cook County to face the active warrant.
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.