LAREDO, Texas – On June 23, 2017, Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien attempting to enter the United States by crossing the Rio Grande River near the Slaughter’s Park area. The Mexican national was later identified as having a felony conviction of a sexual offense against a child. Additionally, the subject had two arrest warrants from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and the Grand Prairie Police Department. The Mexican national was referred for criminal prosecution and removal.
“Preventing this criminal from re-entering our country and committing another heinous crime 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.