Sergio Nunez-Barrera, a previously deported convicted felon, was arrested for the 10th time by the border of the V. S. agents in Michigan.
(U. S. Customs and Border Protection)
A Mexican citizen who has been arrested by the border of the V. S. agents at least nine times dating back to 2000 is held for a 10th time.
The U. S. Customs and Border Protection in the region of the Great Lakes revealed Thursday that Sergio Nunez-Barrera, a previously deported convicted felon, was arrested Tuesday at a prison term on burglary charges by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office.
Agents were contacted by the Lapeer Police to help identify a suspect as part of an ongoing investigation, according to CBP. When border agents questioned the man, he reportedly admitted that he had crossed into the U.S. illegally from Mexico in 2014.
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The man was identified as Sergio Nunez-Barrera, of Mexico, and it was determined that he was arrested by CBP is nine times dates back nearly two decades.
Nunez-Barrera, whose age was not released, was convicted of improper entry by alien in September 2012 and sentenced to 30 days in jail.
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CBP said that Nunez-Barrera was transferred to the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office and an immigration detainer was placed on him to be returned to immigration officials once he is released from the sheriff’s custody.
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“This is [an] excellent example of our law enforcement community to work together and take a criminal off the streets,” Chief Patrol Agent Douglas Harrison said in a statement.
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