Illegal Immigrant Charged In Great Valley

GREAT VALLEY – Deputies with the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office found an illegal immigrant Friday during a traffic stop in Great Valley.

Eleazar Ismael Cifuentes Cardenas, 40, of Zebulon, N.C., along with an unidentified driver, were traveling in a minivan on Raecher Road at approximately 10:32 a.m., when deputies observed the vehicle make two turns without a turn signal.

Upon stopping the vehicle and interviewing the driver and Cardenas, the deputies determined that Cardenas was a citizen of Guatemala and in the United States illegally.

United States Border Patrol agents were consulted and Cardenas was detained and transferred to the the United States Border Patrol out of Grand Island Station.

Cardenas was charged with entry without inspection.