Convicted murderer arrested at Falfurrias checkpoint for allegedly smuggling
FALFURRIAS – A man with a prior murder conviction was arrested at the Falfurrias checkpoint on Monday for allegedly smuggling.
Border Patrol says agents referred a passenger vehicle occupied by two individuals for secondary inspection.
Agents identified the passenger as a Colombian national in the U.S. illegally, according to a release.
Further inspection revealed the driver, a U.S. citizen, had an extensive criminal history, including a second-degree murder conviction in Louisiana, where he served five years in prison.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS reached out to Customs and Border Protection for further information about the driver. As of Tuesday afternoon, the agency has not responded.