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Mexican National Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Re-Entry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas

DEL RIO, Texas – A Mexican national was sentenced in a federal court in Del Rio to 120 months in prison for illegal re-entry into the United States.

According to court documents, Gabriel Aguado-Contreras, 42, of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico was encountered by U.S. Border Patrol agents near Brackettville in January 2019. During processing at the Brackettville Border Patrol Station, he was identified as having been previously deported multiple times since 2006. Additionally, Aguado-Contreras had previously been convicted of multiple felonies.

Aguado-Contreras was arrested Jan. 18, 2019 and has remained in federal custody since. His 10-year prison sentence includes credit for time served since his arrest.

“This defendant was not only a repeat offender on the illegal re-entry charge but carried with him numerous other felonies,” said U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza for the Western District of Texas. “The lengthy sentence is certainly reflective of the charge, and I appreciate the work of our partners at the Border Patrol in helping us keep our communities and citizens safe.”

USBP investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Banister prosecuted the case.


Updated January 31, 2024