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DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector arrested a convicted sex offender, May 10.

At 5:15 a.m., Uvalde Station agents arrested a group of 11 subjects stemming from a failed human smuggling attempt on Highway 57. All subjects were transported to the Eagle Pass Centralized Processing Center. During processing, record checks revealed that a Mexican national, Heriberto Cuevas-Hidalgo, 38, was previously convicted for sexual activity with a minor. in Utah, in 2015.

As a convicted felon with prior removals, he faces a charge of 8 USC § 1326 – Re-entry after Deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

During fiscal year 2022, Oct. 1, 2021, through March 31, Del Rio Sector agents have encountered more than 944 criminal migrants.

All subjects are processed in accordance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection policies.

To report suspicious activity, call the Del Rio Sector’s toll-free number at 1-866-511-8727.

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