TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican national Saturday involved in connection with a previous conviction for sexual assault of a minor in Colorado.
Officers at the Morley Pedestrian Gate referred a 61-year-old Mexican male for further inspection, as he attempted to enter the United States from Mexico on Saturday morning.
The subject presented himself as the owner of a Laser Visa, but was questioned further after a CBP officer suspected him to be an imposter. Further queries determined the subject has a 2006 conviction for Sexual Assault of a minor, which he served a 30-month jail sentence. He now faces felony prosecution for re-entry after deportation.
The subject was arrested and turned over to the U.S. Marshal’s Service.
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.