(DETROIT, MI) – US Border Patrol agents assigned to the Detroit Sector arrested a previously removed Mexican national near Lake Township, OH, Wednesday morning. Border Patrol agents from the Sandusky Bay Station were contacted by Ohio Highway Patrol at approximately 9:15am requesting assistance with identifying a subject.
The man, identified as Marcos Mendez-Rabelez, admitted to the Border Patrol agents that he was from Mexico and did not possess US-issued immigration documents allowing him to be or remain in the United States.
“This arrest is an example of the benefit of our working relationships with other law enforcement agencies in the area,” said Chief Patrol Agent Douglas Harrison. “These partnerships are valuable because we work together to remove criminal aliens from our communities. I am proud of all the agents in Detroit Sector who work daily as the front line of defense for our country.”
During processing at the Border Patrol station in Port Clinton, record checks revealed that he had been formally removed from the United States on four separate occasions.
Mendez-Rabelez was convicted of Illegal Re-entry After Removal in 2015 and sentenced to 180 days in jail. He had also been sentenced in 2010 to three years in prison for a conviction on transportation of marijuana. During questioning the man claimed to be a member of the Border Brothers gang.