LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry detained a male subject with an outstanding state warrant from Marion County, Ore. for sexual assault-sex abuse traveling in a commercial bus who attempted to make entry into the United States.
“CBP officers remain vigilant in intercepting travelers with outstanding warrants,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. “This arrest demonstrates our CBP officers’ vigilance and dedication to securing the homeland and keeping our communities safe.”
The fugitive apprehension occurred on Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge. A CBP officer at primary inspection referred bus passenger Gabriel Galvan Rodriguez, a 67-year-old United States citizen from Salem, Ore., for a secondary examination. After being escorted to secondary, subsequent biometric verification through law enforcement databases confirmed that the subject had an outstanding warrant for sexual assault-sex abuse out of Marion County, Ore. Sheriff’s Office.
CBP officers confirmed the identity of the subject and he was transported to Webb County Jail in Laredo, Texas to await extradition proceedings.
National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. Based on information from NCIC, CBP officers have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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.