LAREDO, Texas – On September 14, 2017, Border Patrol agents arrested Miguel Angel Flores-Jimenez and Miguel Castro-Santiago, both illegal aliens from the country of Mexico. Flores-Jimenez and Castro-Santiago were arrested after they crossed the Rio Grande River and entered the United States illegally. Record checks revealed that in 2008, Flores-Jimenez was arrested and convicted for Lewd and Lascivious Sexual Battery on a Victim under 16 years of age in Jacksonville, FL. Flores-Jimenez was sentenced to 23 days in jail and 5 years of probation for this criminal act. After completing his sentence, Flores-Jimenez was deported from the United States in 2009.
The second subject, Castro-Santiago was identified as being previously arrested and convicted for Second Degree Murder in Montgomery County, Kansas. In 2005, Castro-Santiago was sentenced to 117 months in jail and ultimately deported from the United States after completing his sentence in 2013. Both subjects will be criminally prosecuted for illegal entry into the United States and will be removed from the country once criminal proceedings have been completed.
“The arrest of these criminal aliens and preventing them from committing another heinous crime in the United States is one of many examples that illustrate how the United States Border Patrol keeps our communities safe,” said Laredo Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel Acosta.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.
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.