MCALLEN, Texas – A Mexican national with a prior conviction for murder was arrested Monday by Border Patrol agents.
Agents from the McAllen Station arrested the man near Hidalgo, Texas as he attempted to illegally enter the United States. During processing, agents discovered that the man was arrested in 1986 by the Pharr Police Department, convicted of murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison. The subject had been previously deported and will now be charged federally for felony re-entry after deportation.
“Thanks to the vigilance of Border Patrol agents, another dangerous criminal has been arrested,” Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr. said. “I am proud of the outstanding job that our agents do to keep our communities safe.”
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. One call could prove beneficial in providing leads and intelligence to aid in removing criminals from our community.
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.