BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge apprehended a man on an active arrest warrant for sexual assault and indecency with a child charges from Cameron County.
“CBP officers working enforcement operations at our nations’ borders in Brownsville have encountered and apprehended another wanted fugitive. This fugitive is off the streets of our communities thanks in large part to the outstanding work by our frontline CBP Officers," said Petra Horne, CBP Port Director, Brownsville Port of Entry.
On Thursday, Oct. 2, CBP officers at the Gateway International Bridge encountered a male pedestrian as he presented himself for inspection. A primary document review by CBP officers revealed a possible active arrest warrant from Cameron County for sexual assault and indecency with a child. The man, identified as Eriberto Camarillo, 20, a United States citizen who resides in Brownsville, Texas was escorted to CBP secondary for further identification by CBP officers.
A CBP officer’s secondary checks further identified and confirmed the active warrant for Eriberto Camarillo with pending charges related to a case from the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office for aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child. CBP officers arrested Eriberto Camarillo and subsequently turned him over to the custody of the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office.
Eriberto Camarillo was transported to the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center and will face pending charges.
CBP's Brownsville Port of Entry is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
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.