Conexión Del Rio/ Staff report
Mexican National Previously Deported                                                                                       

DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a Mexican national who had been convicted of manslaughter.

“This arrest highlights the stark reality that violent criminals are constantly attempting to illegally cross our borders,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez. “Our agents have again performed admirably in their tireless efforts to keep our country safe.”

On March 5, Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national after he was encountered near the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass. During processing at the Eagle Pass Station, agents discovered that Gustavo Alonso Leon-Huizache, 29, had been convicted of manslaughter in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, on Feb. 25, 2010, and was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison. Records checks show Leon-Huizache was deported to Mexico in May 2015. 

Leon-Huizache faces a charge under 8 U.S. Code § 1326 - reentry of removed aliens, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. His prior order of removal will be reinstated.

The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.