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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Man from Mexico arrested in Acadia Parish sentenced for reentering the United States illegally

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a man from Mexico was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for reentering the United States illegally.

Alex Trigo-Hinojosa, 39, of Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on one count of illegal reentry of a removed alien. According to the April 19, 2016 guilty plea, state police troopers arrested the defendant on July 23, 2015 in Acadia Parish for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Upon further investigation, it was learned that Trigo-Hinojosa had been previously deported in August of 2013.

United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and the Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert F. Moore prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Immigration
Updated August 30, 2016