Anzalduas, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), at the Anzalduas International Bridge arrested a male and female from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico who were wanted for credit card abuse from McAllen, Texas.
“These two fugitives were detected by our CBP frontline officers due to our ability to query everyone seeking to enter the United States at our ports of entry,” said Efrain Solis Jr., Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas. “Having access to law-enforcement databases allows us to apprehend outstanding fugitives for other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.”
On Sunday morning, January 19, a white Nissan Sentra driven by Mary Carmen Vaquera Garcia, a 27-year-old Mexican citizen from Monterrey arrived at the Anzalduas-Reynosa International Bridge. Accompanying her was Daniel Dominguez Guardiola, age 28, also from Mexico and both presented their Mexican passports with U.S. visas. A CBP officer received a primary systems lookout for both indicating possible arrest warrants, therefore both travelers were secured and escorted to secondary for further inspection. In secondary and with the use of biometric verification, the two persons identity was confirmed as well as arrest warrants from the McAllen Police Department, for credit card abuse.
Apparently, both individuals had been involved in credit card misuse/abuse where fraudulent or alleged cloned cards had been utilized to make purchases at local retail stores in McAllen. At the time of arrest, CBP officers discovered close to 100 alleged fake credit cards in their possession.
Both travelers were arrested by CBP and subsequently released to the custody of the McAllen Police Department.
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.