DEL RIO, Texas – Del Rio Sector U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested two convicted sex offenders, since Sept. 24.
On Sept. 24, Brackettville Station agents arrested eight Mexican nationals following a Kinney County Sherriff’s Office pursuit. During processing, records checks revealed that one of the men arrested, a citizen of Mexico, was convicted of sexual assault of a person who cannot consent in Chicago in 2006, and was subsequently sentenced to 4 years confinement. He was most recently removed from the United States in July 2021.
On Sept. 30, Comstock Station agents conducting patrol operations, arrested a group of 16 near Comstock. During processing, records checks revealed that, a 39-year-old citizen of Mexico, was convicted of sexual assault of a child in Huntsville, Texas, in 2008, and sentenced to 5 years confinement. He was most recently removed from the United States in July 2019.
As convicted felons, they both face charges of 8 USC § 1326 – re-entry after deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.
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 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.