LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents, assigned to the Cotulla Station, apprehended an illegal alien who was convicted of Indecent Liberties with a Child.
The arrest occurred during the morning of January 9, when agents encountered an individual near State Highway 83 north of Laredo, Texas. During investigation, records checks revealed that 37-year-old Sotero Salas-Ruiz, a Mexican national, was in the country illegally, with a prior conviction for Indecent Liberties with a Child and Driving Under the Influence, February 2009 out of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Salas-Ruiz was charged with Illegal Entry into the United States and will remain in U.S. Border Patrol custody pending his extradition to North Carolina.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.
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