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DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector arrested two convicted sex offenders, in separate groups, shortly after they illegally entered the United States.

May 24, around 9:30 a.m., Eagle Pass Station agents apprehended a group of 13 subjects. They were transported to the Eagle Pass South Border Patrol Station for processing. Record checks revealed that a Mexican national, Salvador Montecillo-Rufino, 57, was convicted of sexual assault in Washington in 1998 and sentenced to 17 months in prison.

May 25, just before 8 a.m., agents from the Eagle Pass South Station encountered a group of 12 migrants near Eagle Pass. During processing, record checks revealed, Wilfredo Pineda, 31, a Salvadoran national, was previously convicted of statutory rape in 2012, in South Dakota and sentenced to a year in prison.

Both migrants have been previously deported.  As convicted felons, they face charges 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 April 30, 2022, Del Rio Sector agents have encountered more than 1,269 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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