A Mexican fugitive wanted for felony sex assault was caught re-entering the United States on Friday. US Customs and Border Protection caught Roberto Garcia Ledezma attempting to reach the US on a train.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry apprehended a 35-year-old fugitive with an outstanding felony warrant for sexual assault who attempted to sneak into the United States by hiding on a railcar on Friday.
“This apprehension highlights the fact that none of our inspections are routine,” said Calexico Area Port Director Billy Whitford. “Each and every day the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection perform their duties realizing this; our mission is to protect our borders and keep our communities safe.”
The incident occurred shortly before 4:45 a.m. on August 28, when CBP officers at the downtown port noticed Roberto Garcia Ledezma standing on the side of an incoming commercial railcar that was destined for the U.S.
When officers with the port’s Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team approached Garcia Ledezma, he jumped from the train and attempted to enter the country on foot. An officer managed to apprehend Garcia Ledezma, and escorted him to a secure location for further review.