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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Murderer

Dennis Smith

Public Affairs Specialist

Office of Public Affairs

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector arrested a convicted murderer shortly after he illegally entered the United States, March 28.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., Eagle Pass Station agents apprehended a group of five migrants near Eagle Pass. During processing, record checks revealed that one subject, a Honduran national was convicted of second-degree murder in New Orleans.

“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 the current fiscal year, Oct. 1, 2021 through Feb. 28, Del Rio Sector agents have encountered more than 660 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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