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Convicted Human Smuggler Caught

Convicted Human Smuggler Caught

by Grand Forks Agents

PORTAL, NORTH DATOKA  -  January 13, 2020 (LSN) Grand Forks Sector Border Patrol Agents arrest convicted human smuggler. On October 24, 2019, at approximately 8:15 a.m., Portal Station agents apprehended Fernando Oviedo-Ortiz for being illegally present in the United States.

Record checks revealed Oviedo-Ortiz, a Mexican National, was previously convicted for Human smuggling in McAllen, Texas in 2008.  He was sentenced to 8 months in prison before being removed to Mexico.

On January 6, 2020, in U.S. District Court, Fargo, North Dakota, Oviedo-Ortiz was convicted of one count of 8 USC 1326(a) & (b)(1) and sentenced to 75 days.  

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. 



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  • 13 January 2020
  • Author: James Brown
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