A man, who was once allowed to be in the country but was deported for multiple felony convictions, was caught by Border Patrol agents trying to sneak back in with drugs.
Marvin Gonzalez, 55, was caught with two other individuals with a backpack of marijuana on Feb. 27.
A news release from the Border Patrol said they were seen walking across the Rio Grande River near Fort Hancock and were soon arrested.
The three men were carrying backpacks with 68.5 pounds of marijuana. Once they began processing the men, agents found that Gonzalez was once a permanent resident in the U.S. but he was deported after being convicted of aggravated assault against a household member, battery upon a peace officer, inflicting corporal punishment on a spouse and possession of a controlled narcotic, the release said.
Gonzalez has been turned over to the DEA for prosecution. Meanwhile, one of the other two men is a minor and will be turned over to Mexico, the release said.