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Border Patrol Agents arrest two convicted felons

June 16, 2017

YUMA, Arizona – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents recently arrested two adult males during separate incidents for illegal re-entry into the country after being previously convicted and removed from the United States on aggravated felony charges.


Agents first encountered Gabriel Marroquin Juan-De Juan, a 32-year-old Guatemalan national who entered the U.S. illegally Saturday night near Andrade, California. During processing, agents learned he was previously removed from the U.S. as an aggravated felon following an eight-year sentence in Shelbyville, Tennessee, for sexual battery and immigration violations.

Sunday morning, agents working near the Colorado River apprehended Ramon Del-Sol, a 72-year-old Cuban national, for illegally entering the United States. Agents discovered during a records check he served a 13-year sentence for attempted murder in San Diego, California.

“These arrests amply demonstrate our commitment to securing our nation’s borders and our community from criminals of all types,” said Chief Patrol Agent Anthony J. Porvaznik. “I want to compliment the Border Patrol agents on the frontline who have a vital role in arresting people who enter our country illegally.”

An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

All persons, drugs and vehicles are processed per Yuma Sector guidelines. Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP strives to keep terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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