YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported Mexican man Friday morning who was sentenced to prison following a 2001 murder conviction in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Agents apprehended 30-year-old Luis Cota-Lopez near Andrade, California, where he entered the U.S. illegally, and transported him to the Yuma Station. During processing, agents conducted a records check and learned that Cota served 11 years of a 15-year sentence for murder.
Cota remains in federal custody pending further disposition, per Yuma Sector guidelines.
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.