New Mexico border agents arrest Cuban national

August 9, 2014 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a convicted sex offender from Nevada has been arrested in southern New Mexico near the border for having fraudulent immigration documents.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reported [auth] ( Friday that Alfredo C. Labrada-Gomez, a Cuban national, was caught by Las Cruces-area Border Patrol agents conducting a routine immigration bus check.

According to a Border Patrol news release, agents checking passengers Thursday saw Labrada-Gomez had a permanent resident card that was missing some embedded security features.

Agents discovered Labrada-Gomez was arrested several times and convicted of child sex abuse in Nevada.

Court records show he also had convictions for batter and felony firearm possession.

Labrada-Gomez is being held in the Otero County Prison Facility and will be prosecuted for immigration-related offenses.

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