Photo: U.S. Border Patrol
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents’ recent arrests have led to the successful conviction and sentencing of 13 illegal aliens with prior convictions for other crime(s), and one individual for alien smuggling.
The apprehensions took place earlier this year near the border cities of Calexico, El Centro, and Indio. The illegal aliens, many of whom have extensive criminal histories, were presented for prosecution on federal criminal charges.
The 13 individuals, all Mexican nationals, have been successfully convicted and sentenced for illegal re-entry into the United States after being previously removed.
Also, a United States Citizen, has been successfully convicted and sentenced for alien smuggling.
The illegal aliens will be deported to their country of origin after serving their prison sentences.