LAREDO, TEXAS – On March 4, 2015, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo South Station apprehended a subject previously convicted of murder.
Agents were conducting their assigned duties near Highway 59 and 359, when they apprehended a group of undocumented immigrants. During processing, record checks revealed that the male subject, 52, from Mexico, had been charged and convicted in 1992 for murder, in Jacksonville, Florida. The subject was sentenced to 20 years and was released in 2002, after serving 10 years.
The subject is an aggravated felon and will be processed for re-entry into the United States (8 USC 1326) and will be presented in Magistrate Court in Laredo, Texas.
The Laredo Border Patrol Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
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.