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Border Patrol Agents Find $500,000 Worth of Pot and Arrest 2 Sex Convicted Offenders

August 30th 2012   ·   13 Comments

Border Patrol Agents Find $500,000 Worth of Pot and Arrest 2 Sex Convicted Offenders

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector seized more than 600 pounds of marijuana and arrested two convicted sex offenders Monday, in two separate incidents.

Monday, Eagle Pass Station agents working on an area ranch stopped a 1994 Chevrolet pickup loaded with several large bundles in the bed of the vehicle. Agents arrested the United States citizen driver, identified as Ernesto Avila, who attempted to abscond but was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit. The vehicle contained more than 670 pounds of marijuana, worth $536,640. During processing, agents discovered that Avila had been convicted of second degree sexual assault of a child in 2002. The case was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

In a separate incident, agents arrested Feliciano Ruiz-Umana, 71, a legal permanent resident from El Salvador, for entry without inspection. During processing, agents discovered that Ruiz-Umana had a prior conviction for lewd acts with a child under 14 years of age in 2000. Ruiz-Umana also has an outstanding warrant in California and will be processed for removal from the country.


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Readers Comments (13)

  1. God Speed!! Stay safe out there!!

  2. Thanks for your service, despite obama, holder & napolitano.

  3. Dang……Sex and Pot at the same time !!!! Whoda thunk it ?????

  4. Dennis Korte says:

    Move the Military Interdiction down to Yuma and ARM every inch of the Border…..Take NO Prisoners……

  5. Judy Fierro says:

    HALLELUJAH !!!!!! WTG !!!!!!

  6. I am sure Obama and Holder will dismiss any charges…when have they ever backed the men and women on the front line?

  7. I’m with Dennis Korte (above post).

  8. LeRoy Vigil says:

    I believe he should be incarcerated at Gitmo.

  9. I’m with Leroy..( above post).!!

  10. Ted Murray says:

    They should be sent away and disappear all together.

  11. they should have shot them..they’ll just come back if their deported & they’ll do it again

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