PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry arrested a Mexican citizen wanted for sexual assault of a child. The arrest warrant originated out of Midland, Texas and the man had been wanted since 2003.
“Leaving the country to avoid arrests is something criminals will attempt," said John Deputy, CBP Presidio Port Director. “The vigilance of CBP officers and the available databases at the Presidio port of entry make it possible to apprehend these individuals on their return to the United States”.
The wanted man, a legal permanent resident and identified as 35 year old Jaime Balderas Madrid, made entry as a lone driver through vehicle primary Monday afternoon. He was referred for inspection and system queries resulted in a positive return from the National Crime Information Center. The man’s prints were taken and processed through a national fingerprint database matching the man to the 12 year old warrant.
CBP officers arrested the man and turned him over to local police for extradition to Midland, Texas.
While anti-terrorism is the primary mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the ports of entry associated with this mission results in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in all categories.
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.