Man In U.S. Illegally From Mexico Arrested at Sky Dancer Casino
Court documents show that 43-year-old Arenas Torres was then taken into federal custody on charges of being in the U.S. after having been previously removed from the country after a felony conviction. He had previous felony arrests for drugs in Arizona in 2000 and for unlawful possession of another ID in Utah in 2011.
Arenas Torres told CBP agents he had been in the U.S. since October of 2021. A spokesperson for the U.S Attorney’s office told KFGO News they are unable to comment on whether Mexico has asked for Arenas Torres to be extradited back to the country, or with regard to anything else relating to the case at this time.
At a hearing Wednesday afternoon Arenas Torres told the court he has no incentive to return to Mexico because of past torture by a cartel there.
Magistrate Judge Alice Senechal ordered Arenas Torres be held in federal custody pending trial. He is being represented by a federal public defender.