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Mexican National Sentenced to 27 Months for Illegal Border Crossing

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine
Alberto Beltran-Martinez will be deported following incarceration

BANGOR, Maine:  A Mexican national was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor for entering the United States after a prior removal.

U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Alberto Beltran-Martinez, 44, to 27 months in prison. Beltran-Martinez has been incarcerated since he was arrested on April 29, 2023. He pleaded guilty on September 25, 2023.

According to court records, Beltran-Martinez and six other individuals were pulled over in Hamlin near the international boundary by a U.S. Border Patrol Agent from the Van Buren Border Patrol Station. Immigration records showed that Beltran-Martinez had previously been removed from the U.S. in September 2006 at Laredo, Texas and in April 2021 at Del Rio, Texas. He had not obtained the express consent of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to reapply for admission.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection investigated the case.



Andrew McCormack, Assistant United States Attorney (207-945-0373)

Updated February 16, 2024