BANGOR – Border patrol agents arrested a previously deported Mexican citizen in Bangor on Friday.
According to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents encountered 50-year-old Mariano Romero-Quiroz near the Walmart on Stillwater Avenue around noon.
Border patrol agents say Romero-Quiroz was in the U.S. illegally and had been deported in Texas in 2013, according to an immigration history record check.
Authorities say he’s been charged with re-entry after removal, a felony offense, and will be deported after the criminal proceedings.
The Chief Patrol Agent of the Houlton Sector said “this is an example of how our agents work to keep this country, state, and the local community safe.”