SANTA TERESA, New Mexico- Border Patrol Agents intercepted another wanted sex offender trying to sneak back into the United States on Monday, this time in Santa Teresa.
Agents on patrol near Sunland Park alertly located four subjects climbing through a hole in the international boundary fence in a notorious alien-smuggling area. Agents quickly responded and apprehended the group before they could reach a nearby neighborhood. Once in custody, all of the subjects admitted to being in the country illegally. During processing, it was discovered that 43-year-old Gilberto Izquierdo-Ramirez, from Mexico, had an active warrant of arrest for failing to appear in court regarding a charge of “Lewdness-with-a-Child Under-14”. That charge was filed back in September-2014. Izquierdo- Ramirez was transported to the Otero County Prison in New Mexico pending criminal prosecution and extradition to Reno Nevada, where the sex-offense charge had originally been filed.
This incident demonstrates how vigilance by U.S. Border Patrol Agents and the ability to rapidly respond is combating the furtherance of dangerous criminals and illicit narcotics into southwest border communities, while keeping our nation’s borders safe.
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.