Border Patrol agents, in conjunction with Laredo police officers, arrested two illegal aliens previously convicted of first-degree murder.
The two men were apprehended on November 24, after illegally re-entering the United States, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The arrested men, ages 36 and 38, are brothers who are Mexican nationals.
Laredo police officers pulled the men over for a routine traffic stop. While processing the duo, the police called in Border Patrol for assistance, according to CBP.
It was then discovered that both brothers were previously convicted of first-degree murder in Illinois. Each served between six to 10 years behind bars and were then deported back to Mexico.
South Texas Campaign Commander Robert L. Harris said in a statement, “This unity of effort between Border Patrol agents and Laredo Police to apprehend and process these convicted murderers for immigration violations exemplifies the whole of government approach to border enforcement embodied by the South Texas Campaign.”
Following the recent arrests, the brothers were processed for immigration violations.
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