BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry encountered a man wanted on possession of gambling devices charges.
On May 21, CBP officers at the Veterans' International Bridge escorted Jose Parra, a U.S. citizen and resident of Brownsville, Texas to a secondary examination after a primary check revealed a possible active arrest warrant for charges of possession of gambling devices.
In secondary, a CBP officer's checks of a CBP database identified Jose Parra, as the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant from Cameron County. Pending charges against Parra are charges of possession of gambling devices. CBP officers arrested Jose Parra and subsequently turned him over to the custody of the Cameron County Sherriff's Office. Jose Parra was transported to the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center and will face pending charges.
"This wanted fugitive has been intercepted by Brownsville's CBP officers as he attempted to enter the country. I applaud our officers for this arrest and for assisting local law enforcement in bringing this wanted fugitive to face pending charges," said Michael Freeman, CBP port director, Brownsville Port of Entry.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.