YUMA, Ariz. – A Yuma Sector Border Patrol agent apprehended a migrant trying to sneak into the country Wednesday morning and discovered he was an aggravated felon previously convicted of a sex offense against a minor.
At approximately 5 a.m., a Yuma agent detected a group of three migrants after they illegally entered the United States. He apprehended the group near County 14th Street approximately nine miles northeast of the San Luis Port of Entry.
The agent arrested the three migrants and transported them to the Yuma Station for identification and further processing. Record checks conducted on the migrants revealed that one of them, Mario Roberto Pacheco, was an aggravated felon with a battery conviction for a sex offense against a child. Pacheco, 67, also had a previous conviction for cocaine possession. Both convictions were out of Florida.
In addition, Pacheco has previously been removed from the United States. Pacheco will be processed for removal under Title 42.
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.