YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien who proved to be a convicted sex offender, yesterday, following a vehicle stop.
Blythe Station agents patrolling near Wikieup, Ariz. performed the vehicle stop on Highway 93. The passenger, Alvaro Perez-Lopez, was illegally living in the United States and was arrested by the agents, who then performed a records check. The check identified Perez as a convicted sex offender out of Santa Rosa, Calif., in September 2009, and most recently removed in December 2011 via San Ysidro, California.
Perez was submitted for prosecution as 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.