Convicted sex offender caught trying to enter U.S. at border near Laredo

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 LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents from the Laredo South Station arrested a convicted sex offender after he crossed the Rio Grande River illegally into the U.S. near south Laredo.

The arrest occurred on October 12, when agents apprehended a group of undocumented individuals near Riverview and Oleander Street in south Laredo.  Among the

group was Alejandro Cano-Morales, a 44-year-old Mexican national, who was identified as having an active warrant and a registered sex offender for a 2011 conviction for Child Molestation out of Decatur, Georgia in Dekalb County. 

 He will be prosecuted for his immigration violation and remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service.

 Take a stand against criminal organizations by reporting them to the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994. 


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.