Border Patrol Agents Arrest Another Round of Sex Offenders, Murderers and Violent Gang Members Trying to Enter the U.S. Illegally

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Posted: Nov 22, 2019 11:30 AM
Border Patrol Agents Arrest Another Round of Sex Offenders, Murderers and Violent Gang Members Trying to Enter the U.S. Illegally

Source: AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File

Since the beginning of the new fiscal year, which started in October, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have arrested dozens of sex offenders, convicted murderers and violent gang members attempting to enter the United States illegally. The arrests were announced by Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost.

And in Laredo, a U.S. citizen wanted for sexual assault of a child was arrested after fleeing to Mexico. 

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended a traveler wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for sexual assault of a child," CBP issued in a release this week. "The apprehension occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge. CBP officers conducted a primary examination on a male traveler arriving from Mexico in a vehicle, and referred him to secondary for further inspection due to a possible match to an outstanding warrant."

"CBP officers conducted a fingerprint check and utilizing national law enforcement databases confirmed his identity as 26-year-old Ramiro Alvarado Jr., a United States citizen wanted by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in Richmond, Texas on an outstanding felony warrant for Sexual Assault of a Child. Alvarado Jr. was transported to Webb County Jail pending extradition proceedings and warrant adjudication," the release continues.