After illegally crossing border for 10th time, Mexican man convicted on felony drug charge

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained a Mexican man Wednesday and charged him with illegally crossing the border for the 10th time.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained a Mexican man Wednesday and charged him with illegally crossing the border for the 10th time.

Officers detained Alejandro Sanchez-Rodriguez, 33, of Peñitas at the Hidalgo County jail — where he served 89 days for possession of marijuana, a second-degree felony, according to Hidalgo County court records.

“Record checks revealed the defendant was formally removed from the United States to Mexico for the ninth (9th) time on October 14, 2015, via the Del Rio, Texas, Port of Entry,” according to the federal criminal complaint against him.

Sanchez-Rodriguez claimed to have illegally crossed the border again about a month later, according to the criminal complaint. He’s now charged with illegal re-entry.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Sanchez-Rodriguez, who remains in federal custody.

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