TUCSON, Ariz. (FOX NEWS) - Border Patrol agents in Arizona arrested an illegal immigrant who had been deported after he was convicted of sex crimes against children.
Casa Grande Border Patrol agents arrested 51-year-old Alex Lopez Garcia Tuesday in a remote area as he tried to re-enter the country illegally. He was a convicted child sex offender in California and served five years in prison.
The Salvadorian national was with a group of six other illegal immigrants when he was tracked and apprehended by the agents on all-terrain vehicles west of Three Points, near Tucson.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release that an Air and Marine Operations helicopter assisted in the apprehension.