EAGLE PASS, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector arrest a man, wanted by the Mexican government in connection with the murder of a Mexican politician, May 17.
Eagle Pass Station agents detained the 25-year-old Mexican national after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, record checks showed 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, the man faces a charge of 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,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens, said in a CBP press release. “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, 2022, 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, the release said.