Border Patrol agents assigned to Arizona sectors stopped three dangerous criminal aliens from successfully re-entering the U.S from Mexico.
Agents assigned to the Yuma and Tucson Sectors encountered three previously removed criminal aliens and stopped them from successfully making their way back into the U.S. Records revealed that two of the criminal aliens had convictions for sex offenses and the third has a conviction for kidnapping, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Agents assigned to the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station arrested 40-year-old Jose Adan Olvera-Rojas after he illegally crossed the border near Naco, Arizona, on Saturday. The agents transported the migrant to the station and conducted a biometric background investigation. Records revealed that Olvera-Rojas is a previously convicted sex offender. A court in Marion County, Florida, convicted him for rape in 2002, officials stated.
Ajo Station agents encountered another criminal alien that same day. During a patrol west of the Lukeville Port of Entry, the agents arrested Luis Alvarez-Rodriguez, a 31-year-old Mexican national, for illegally entering the U.S. The agents transported the Mexican man to the Ajo Station for processing on immigration violations and a biometric background investigation. During the investigation, agents learned that a court in Maricopa County, Arizona, convicted Alvarez-Rodriguez for kidnapping in 2008. The court sentenced the man to 10 years in prison.
During a patrol near Somerton, Arizona, Yuma Station agents apprehended Carlos Zelaya-Zelaya, a 46-year-old Honduran national, after he illegally crossed the border from Mexico.
A records check at the Yuma Station uncovered a lengthy criminal history for the Honduran man. A court in the sanctuary city of San Francisco convicted Zeyla in 2000 for “annoying or molesting a child under 18,” officials reported. The records also show convictions for transporting or selling narcotics or controlled substances in 1999. He served a three-year prison sentence for those crimes.
The three previously-deported criminal aliens could now face new federal felony charges for illegal re-entry after removal. If convicted, they could each face up to 20 years in federal prison.