Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents working at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge apprehended a female wanted on an outstanding warrant from Des Moines, Iowa for the sale of narcotics.
On January 28, CBP officers and Border Patrol agents working outbound enforcement operations at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge encountered a taxi as it attempted to exit the United States to enter Mexico. The sole passenger in the taxi, identified as Danielle Louise Nelson Resendez, a 26-year-old U.S. citizen and resident of Marshall Town, Iowa was referred to secondary for further inspection.
In secondary, checks of a CBP database identified Resendez as the subject of active arrest warrant from Des Moines, Iowa. Resendez has an active warrant for a case involving the sale of narcotics. CBP officers and Border Patrol agents arrested Danielle Louise Nelson Resendez and subsequently turned her over to the custody of the United States Marshals Service. Resendez was transported to the Carrizales-Rucker County Jail where she remains incarcerated pending extradition to Des Moines, Iowa to face pending charges.
"CBP officers and Border Patrol agents stopped this wanted fugitive as she attempted to leave the country as a passenger in a taxi. CBP is committed to preventing wanted fugitives from exiting the country in a continued effort to protect both the United States and Mexico. This is a good apprehension by our CBP officers and agents working southbound inspections," said Michael Freeman, CBP port director, Brownsville.
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.