Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville port of entry apprehended a man on an arrest warrant for sexual assault of a child from Austin, Texas.
On Wednesday, Jan. 12, a CBP officer's query on primary at the Gateway International Bridge resulted in a referral of a man identified as Raul Campusano, 46, a United States citizen who resides in Taylorsville, Kentucky, for a secondary examination. A CBP officer's secondary checks of a national database revealed a possible active warrant for sexual assault of a child for Campusano.
CBP officers confirmed the active warrant for Raul Campusano with pending charges related to a case from the Travis County Sherriff's Office in the Austin, Texas area for sexual assault of a child. CBP officers arrested Campusano and subsequently turned him over to the custody of a Cameron County sheriff's deputy. Raul Campusano was transported to the Carrizales/Rucker Detention Center pending extradition.
"Our CBP officer's primary checks identified Campusano as a wanted person. The apprehension of this fugitive is a direct result of the outstanding vigilance by our frontline officers," said Michael Freeman, CBP port director, Brownsville port of entry.
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.