Previously Deported Kidnapper Arrested By Border Patrol

Jose Martinez-Meza

TUCSON – A previously deported convicted kidnapper, Jose Martinez-Meza, was arrested by Border Patrol agents after he illegally entered the country again.

On Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling west of Sells, Arizona, encountered Martinez-Meza. Agents discovered that the 31-year-old Mexican national had been convicted of kidnapping by Maricopa County, Arizona, on March 11, 2010. A crime for which he was sentenced to five years confinement.

According to Border Patrol, Martinez-Meza is being held in federal custody, pending federal immigration charges.

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