PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a 37-year-old male, citizen of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, after discovering that he had an outstanding arrest warrant for sexually assaulting a child.
“Our ability to check and verify everyone’s identity that seeks to enter the United States is how CBP Field Operations discovers people with outstanding arrest warrants or those who may require further examination,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas Port of Entry.
On Jan. 12, CBP officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge encountered Victor Hugo Lizcano Espinoza as he attempted to enter the U.S. in his vehicle. Mr. Lizcano claimed he had no documents to legally enter the U.S., although only wished to obtain information. In secondary, through biometric verification, officers discovered that Mr. Lizcano was an exact match to an outstanding arrest warrant from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for probation violation, stemming from an aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14 charge, a first-degree felony. Apparently Mr. Lizcano was charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old female relative in 2007 in Pasadena, Texas.
CBP Field Operations arrested the male and then released him to the Pharr, Texas Police Department who subsequently transported him to the Hidalgo County Jail where he will wait to be extradited.
CBP’s Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
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.