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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Six Aliens Indicted on Illegal Reentry Charges

RALEIGH – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal grand jury in Raleigh has returned indictments charging HECTOR MOLINA-PENA, age 34, of Mexico, ELMER PEREZ-MARROQUIN, age 43, of Guatemala, ANTONIO PLATA-PONCE, age 35, of Mexico, GERARDO RODRIGUEZ-ARIAS, age 31, of Mexico, CARLOS HERNANDEZ-ROMERO, age 33, of Mexico, and JULIO NOYOLA-CAMPOS, age 38, of Mexico, with illegal reentry of a deported alien.   

If convicted of illegal reentry of an alien, MOLINA-PENA, previously deported four times and found in Wake County, PEREZ-MARROQUIN, previously deported three times and found in Wilson County, PLATA-PONCE, previously deported three times and found in Harnett County, and RODRIGUEZ-ARIAS, found in Wake County, would face a maximum imprisonment term of two years, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

If convicted of illegal reentry subsequent to a felony conviction (possession of cocaine), HERNANDEZ-ROMERO, found in Nash County, would face a maximum imprisonment term of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

If convicted of illegal reentry subsequent to an aggravated felony (illegal and unlawful alien in possession of a firearm and illegal reentry), NOYOLA-CAMPOS, previously deported twice and found in Wake County, would face maximum penalties of 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

The charges and allegations contained in the indictments are merely accusations.  The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. 

The cases are being investigated by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated August 8, 2018