EAGLE PASS, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Eagle Pass detained a San Antonio man Sept. 3 after discovering he was wanted for sexual assault of a child.
“Working with our state, local and federal law enforcement partners in detecting outstanding fugitives is one of the key functions of the CBP Office of Field Operations,” said John Brandt, acting port director, Eagle Pass.
The incident occurred at 3:29 a.m. when CBP officers at the Camino Real International Bridge encountered Fidencio Flores, 53, when he arrived to the port of entry. Records checks revealed that Flores was wanted by Guadalupe County authorities for aggravated sexual assault of a child. CBP officers turned the subject over to the Maverick County Sheriff’s Office.
The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.
CBP is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, such as smuggling of drugs, people, weapons, currency or commercial fraud, send an email to ReportSmuggling@cbp.dhs.gov.
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.