ICE deports Neri Cristobal Rodriguez-Reina to Mexico to face firearms-related charges

NOGALES, AZ - The United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) turned over a man to Mexican authorities Tuesday because he was wanted in Mexico for firearms-related charges.

According to ICE, Neri Cristobal Rodriguez-Reina, 31, was turned over to Mexican federal police hours after he finished a multi-year prison term with the Arizona Department of Corrections for felony charges including burglary.

Officials said in 1992, Rodriguez-Reina became a lawful permanent resident of the United States. However, when he was returning to Arizona from a trip to Mexico in May 2000, U.S. port authorities realized he had an outstanding felony arrest warrant by the Pima County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said he was convicted in Pima County court of felony solicitation to commit burglary and served one year in state prison.

According to ICE, after his prison term Rodriguez-Reina was deported back to Mexico in November 2000 before he unlawfully reentered the United States in March 2006 because he was wanted in Mexico for firearms charges.

In February 2007, Rodriguez-Reina was convicted again in Pima County court on felony burglary charges and served five more years in state prison before he was deported again Tuesday.

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