ANZALDUAS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge arrested a 48-year-old man, a legal permanent resident Mexican national from Edinburg, Texas who was wanted locally on aggravated sexual assault charges.
“Our ability to check every person arriving from Mexico through CBP and law-enforcement databases allows us to determine who we are dealing with, whether further inspection is warranted or in cases like this, to discover that an outstanding arrest warrant exists for that person,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.
On Sep. 21, 2020, Jesus Hernandez Resendez arrived from Mexico at the Anzalduas International Bridge in a white Ford F-150 pickup truck and an initial check by a CBP officer revealed that Hernandez Resendez was a possible match to an outstanding arrest warrant. Officers secured him and escorted to secondary where his identity and active arrest warrant from the San Juan, Texas Police Department were confirmed through biometric verification. Hernandez Resendez was wanted on an aggravated sexual assault charge, a first-degree felony, since 2018 for an alleged incident that occurred in 2015 involving a female minor, a family member under the age of 14.
CBP OFO arrested Hernandez Resendez and was subsequently released to the custody of the San Juan Police Department.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
For more information on the immigration inspection process visit this link on CBP.gov, Immigration Inspection Program.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.