BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two citizens of Mexico with criminal histories. One of the individuals has multiple felony convictions and had previously been removed from the U.S.
On Wednesday, July 31, agents from the Buffalo Station encountered two individuals during patrols in the area of the international border in Hamburg, N.Y. After an interview with the individuals, agents determined that both suspects were illegally in the United States.
Record checks at the station revealed that both suspects had criminal convictions in the United States. One of the suspects had an active arrest warrant, had been convicted on multiple counts of felony theft, and had previously been removed from the United States. For his crimes, the suspect was sentenced to eight years of probation, ten years in prison and removed from the U.S. in 2009.
Due to his criminal convictions and previous removal, the suspect is charged with illegal reentry into the United States and faces up to twenty years in prison. The other suspect will appear before an immigration judge to determine his eligibility to remain in the United States.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (800) 331-0353 toll free.
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.