ERO Laredo arrests convicted felon for indecency with child
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested a repeat immigration violator and convicted felon for indecency with a child.
On Aug. 16, ERO and the Webb County District Attorney’s Office (WCDAO), as part of a joint operation, apprehended Miguel Angel Ponce-Mejia, 43, a Mexican national who has been previously removed five times to Mexico. In December 2007, Ponce-Mejia was convicted of indecency with a child; he came to ERO’s attention via local law enforcement agencies after a local encounter.
The Webb County District Attorney’s Office executed a vehicle stop where ERO officers approached, questioned and identified the noncitizen as Ponce-Mejia.
During the vehicle stop, Ponce-Mejia freely and voluntarily admitted to being a citizen and national of Mexico born in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, and stated he did not have immigration documents to enter or remain in the U.S. Ponce-Mejia is currently in ICE custody pending removal.
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