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Previously Deported Convicted Felon Caught in Pembina Sentenced

Release Date: 
January 10, 2020
Border Patol arrest leads to 18 month sentence
Border Patrol arrest leads to 18-month sentence

PEMBINA, N.D. – Grand Forks Sector Border Patrol Agents arrest Convicted Felon.

On October 28, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Pembina Station agents arrested Juan Huerta-Navarrrete for being illegally present in the United States.  Record checks revealed Huerta-Navarrrete, a Mexican National, was convicted of Cocaine Possession with Intent by Douglas County, Nebraska in 2003.  He was sentenced to 20 months in prison before being deported to Mexico. Huerta-Navarrrete has previously been removed from the United States three times.

On January 6, 2020, in U.S. District Court, Fargo, North Dakota, Huerta-Navarrrete was convicted of one count of 8 USC 1326(a) & (b)(1) and sentenced to 18 months incarceration.

All persons apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens with criminal histories are positively identified

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021