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Mexican man with long criminal history arrested near Toledo for being in US illegally, officials say

Esequiel Delgado-Cabrera arrested by Border Patrol agents

A U.S. Border Patrol patch. (Getty Images)

TOLEDO, Ohio – A Mexican man with a long criminal history in the United States was arrested near Toledo for being in the country illegally, Border Patrol agents said.

Esequiel Delgado-Cabrera was interviewed Thursday by agents in the Toledo area, according to authorities.

Officials said Delgado-Cabrera admitted to being in the country illegally and not having any documentation allowing him to be in the U.S.

A fingerprint check revealed a long criminal history for Delgado-Cabrera, agents said. He has convictions in Florida and Ohio and was removed from the country by an immigration judge in 1991, records show.

Delgado-Cabrera was convicted of re-entering the country in December 2000 and was removed again when he had his original order of removal reinstated in December 2002, according to records.

“This arrest is an example of the benefit of our working relationships with other law enforcement agencies in the area,” Acting Patrol Agent in Charge John Rodrigue said. “These partnerships are valuable because we work together to remove criminal aliens from our communities."

In 1983, Delgado-Cabrera was convicted of hit-and-run in Dade City, Florida, and subsequently sentenced for felony smuggling contraband into prison later that year, according to authorities.

He was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol the following year in Pasco County, Florida, police said.

Delgado-Cabrera was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon in Toledo in 1987, officials said. He was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and attempted forgery in Toledo in 2018, authorities said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio is reviewing a charge of re-entry after prior removal.

Delgado-Cabrera was turned over to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement pending the reinstatement of his prior order of removal.


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