A man wanted for murder was among a group of illegal immigrants apprehended over the weekend by Texas Border Patrol agents, just one more example of how the current immigration crisis is being exploited by criminal elements.
On Sunday, Mexican national Gerardo Ledezna-Vicuna was one of a total of 14 illegals captured in the El Paso Sector after attempting to sneak into the U.S.
Ledezna-Vicuna was caught alone near the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry. After interrogating him, agents learned he had two outstanding warrants in the United States – one for aggravated assault, and another issued by the Albuquerque Police Department for suspicion of homicide, according to Aaron Martinez of the El Paso Times.
Also that day, agents encountered 10 other immigrants who had abandoned their vehicle, a white Ford Explorer, and were proceeding on foot. Once located, the immigrants reportedly told agents they were trying to enter the country illegally.
Agents later learned that one member of the group, 28-year-old Yovani Contreras-Bravo, had a U.S. criminal record that included suspicion of selling narcotics, possession of a firearm and prohibited ownership of ammunition, according to The Times.
The other three arrested that night were alleged smugglers. Each of them had backpacks full of marijuana, totaling about 132 pounds, “a street value of about $105,000,” notes the El Paso Times.
The number of criminals captured in just that small sample of immigrants – about 5 out of 14, or just around 1/3 – illustrates how criminal elements are constantly attempting to exploit the quagmire that is America’s current immigration crisis.
And that’s just the immigrants that Border Patrol catches.
As one Border Patrol whistleblower revealed to Infowars in June, the agency is losing a lot more than they are catching, and the ones that are getting away are the most criminal types.
“As a Border Patrol Agent, I can tell you as an eye witness that we are currently losing more than we are catching. On a good day, we catch approximately 30 to 40 percent of all crossers while the rest simply get away,” the agent wrote in an exclusive letter to Infowars. “The ones we are losing are convicted felons, aliens from special interest countries, and other high risk individuals. We are so overwhelmed and preoccupied by the flood of juveniles and family units that we cannot use our resources to catch the more serious aliens,” the agent told us.