Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Man Wanted for Questioning by Mexican Government in Murder of Mexican Politician

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FILE PHOTO: Cuban migrants are detained by a U.S. Border Patrol agent as they turn themselves in to request asylum, after crossing into El Paso, Texas, U.S., as seen from Ciudad Juarez

DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector apprehended a man, wanted by the Government of Mexico in connection with the murder of a Mexican politician, May 17.

At approximately 6:35 p.m., Eagle Pass Station agents apprehended the 25-year-old Mexican national after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, record checks revealed that he has been deported several times, most recently in 2019, and is wanted for questioning by the Government of Mexico in connection with murder of a politician in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.

As a convicted felon with a prior removal, he faces a charge of 8 USC § 1326 – Re-entry after Deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

“This is exactly why we need our agents back to the field,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens. “Cartels use large groups and those wanting to turn themselves in to tie up our agents with detention and processing assignments. This gives them the opportunity to bring in the criminal 
elements.”

During fiscal year 2022, Oct. 1, 2021, through March 31, Del Rio Sector agents have encountered more than 1,269 criminal migrants.

All subjects are processed in accordance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection policies.

To report suspicious activity, call the Del Rio Sector’s toll-free number at 1-866-511-8727.

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