DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station arrested a Mexican national who was wanted by authorities in Mexico for homicide.
“This apprehension demonstrates the bi-lateral cooperation between our governments to bring criminals to justice,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch. “I thank our agents for their hard work and vigilance for keeping these types of criminals out our communities.”
On Sept 21, at approximately 11 p.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station arrested Francisco Carmona-Valdez, 51, a Mexican national in a smuggling attempt. Carmona-Valdez attempted to abscond from agents by scaling a fence and injured his right ankle in the process. Carmona-Valdez was given first aide by the agents and taken to University Hospital in San Antonio for medical treatment. On Sept. 30, upon his release from the hospital, agents discovered through criminal record checks that Carmona-Valdez had an active warrant for homicide from Mexico. Law enforcement officials from Mexico confirmed his warrant and he will be extradited. Records also showed that Carmona-Valdez had been previously deported from the United States.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
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.