EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol arrests two convicted sex offenders.
Yesterday afternoon, agents assigned to the Brownsville Border Patrol Station assisted the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office during a vehicle stop. Agents determined that both occupants in the vehicle were illegally present in the United States and took them into custody. Record checks on one of the passengers, later identified as Justo Geovanni VENTURA-Romero, revealed a previous conviction for a sexual assault/burglary of habitation in Brownsville. VENTURA-Romero was sentenced to 10 years confinement.
Early this morning, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, arrested a Mexican national after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, record checks identified him as Juan JIMENEZ-Ramos and revealed a previous arrest by the San Juan, Texas, Police Department for sexual assault. The man was sentenced to two years confinement.
Border Patrol referred both men for criminal prosecution.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.
Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.