HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested six persons who had outstanding arrest warrants ranging from violations of assault, theft, evading arrest, immigration violations to sexual assault.
“Along with enforcing laws and regulations for our own agency, we also assist our state and local law enforcement partners by stopping fugitives wanted on outstanding warrants, including those at the federal, state and local levels,” said Acting Port Director Javier Cantu, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “Our ability to check everyone’s identity who seeks to enter the U.S. is how we encounter those individuals who are wanted for alleged crimes.”
The most notable arrest was made on July 17, after CBP officers encountered Jairo Lumbreras, a 29-year-old male U.S. citizen from Mesquite, Texas as he arrived from Mexico through the pedestrian lanes. Through biometric verification, CBP officers discovered that Lumbreras was an exact match to an arrest warrant from Carrollton, Texas issued in April. He was charged with two felony counts of indecency with a child by contact and a felony aggravated assault charge of a child, for incidents which allegedly occurred between 2008 through 2012. The child involved was 12-years-old at the time and the daughter of Lumbreras’ girlfriend.
CBP’s Office of Field Operations also arrested five other person this weekend who had outstanding arrest warrants for alleged crimes that occurred within the local area and in other parts of the State of Texas.
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.