El Paso Sector

Three Criminal Aliens Arrested in Texas After Crossing Border

Border Patrol agents working opposite ends of the Texas border arrested three previously deported criminal aliens after they illegally crossed into Texas. Agents identified one of the illegal aliens as a four-time deported Mexican national convicted of voluntary manslaughter, the second as a sex offender, and the third as a MS-13 gang member with a criminal history.

Immigrants walk handcuffed after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and being caught by the U.S. Border Patrol on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. Border Patrol agents continue to capture hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants, even as the total numbers of those crossing has gone down. (Photo …

1500 Pounds of Liquid Meth Seized at Texas Border Crossing

El Paso Sector Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 1,500 pounds of liquid methamphetamine at the Ysleta Port of Entry. The seizure more than triples the total of all methamphetamine seizures at El Paso area ports for Fiscal Year 2019.

CBP officers seized more than 1,500 pounds of liquid methamphetamine at an El Paso Sector border crossing. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/El Paso Sector)

Deported Sex Offender Busted After Illegal Re-Entry

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported child sex offender after he illegally re-entered the U.S. in far West Texas. The man now faces 48 years in prison for an early release violation and federal prosecution for illegal re-entry after removal as a sex offender. The man’s victim was under the age of 13, officials stated.

Mario Aristides Rivas-Marquez

Meth, Cocaine Seized at Re-Opened Interior Border Patrol Checkpoints

Border Patrol agents in the Yuma and El Paso Sectors seized methamphetamine and cocaine at interior immigration checkpoints recently re-opened after the downturn in illegal border crossings. Officials closed checkpoints in these sectors and others earlier this year to redirect resources to the border.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents and K-9 security dogs keep watch at a checkpoint station, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Falfurrias, Texas. Government agencies vary widely in how they are dealing with $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts that went into effect last week. Federal workers could face seven …