Conexión Del Rio/ Staff report

DEL RIO – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station arrested a Salvadoran national who had been convicted of assault.

“Our agents have thwarted another convicted felon and MS-13 gang member from further entry into the United States,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez. “The men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol continue to serve with steadfast commitment to the safety and security of our nation.”

On March 15, Border Patrol agents arrested Will Alfredo Mundo-Ramirez, 28, shortly after his illegal entry into the United States.  During processing at the Carrizo Springs Station, agents discovered he had been convicted of assault in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Oct. 2, 2015, and was sentenced to serve one year in prison.  

Agents also discovered he was a confirmed MS-13 gang member.  Records checks show that Mundo-Ramirez was deported to El Salvador on Jan. 27, 2017. 

Mundo-Ramirez faces a charge of 8 USC § 1326 for illegal reentry after deportation, 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.