U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported convicted felon near Nogales, Arizona on Saturday March 7, 2020.

Tucson Sector agents patrolling the desert apprehended 44-year-old Noel Montes-Lopez, a Mexican national.

Checks revealed Montes-Lopez plead guilty to aggravated manslaughter in Monmouth County, New Jersey on September 17, 2010. He was sentenced to twelve years in prison and ordered removed from the United States in June 2019.

At some point and time Montes-Lopez reentered the United States. Montes-Lopez faces federal prosecution for criminal immigration violations.

All persons apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens with criminal histories are positively identified.