(51 year old aggravated felon arrested)…He was arrested earlier this week.

The man was caught by US Border Patrol agents after the entered the country illegally. He was found about 11 miles west of the Downtown Calexico Port of Entry. The man, a Mexican National, was transported to the El Centro station for Immigration and criminal history screening. The man was identified as Guillerma Garcia Avitia. He had been convicted in San Diego in 1992 for transportation of narcotics and was subsequently sentenced to 4 years in prison. He was deported from the United States in 1996. Garcia Avitia is being held in Federal custody pending prosecution for re-entry after removal.