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Illegal Immigrant with Active Warrant Arrested in Big Bend Sector

Release Date: 
January 11, 2021
MARFA, Texas-
For More Information: 
Greg L. Davis, Big Bend Sector Public Affairs, 202-839-1817,

An illegal immigrant with an active warrant was one of many arrests across Big Bend Sector in the last day. 

Almost 60 arrests were made across the sector and over 200 pounds of marijuana was seized as Big Bend Sector continues to disrupt human and narcotic smuggling attempts. 


Of particular significance was the arrest of Arturo Palma-Vera, a Mexican national, who was wanted in Springfield, Illinois, for a parole violation. A search for previous criminal history revealed the active warrant for Palma-Vera. He was subsequently turned over to the Hudspeth County Sheriff for further prosecution. 


All other subjects were processed according to Big Bend Sector protocols for immediate removal or further criminal prosecution. 


Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents patrol 517 miles of the southwest border that extends from Sierra Blanca, Texas to Sanderson, Texas.  Marfa Station is responsible for 49 border miles between the U.S. and Mexico.  The U.S. Border Patrol is made up of over 19,000 brave men and women who courageously secure our nation’s borders.  Help us secure our homeland, find out more at


Last modified: 
February 3, 2021