BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge apprehended a man on an active arrest warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child.
On Monday, July 8, CBP officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge came in contact with a male pedestrian as he attempted to enter the country. At primary, CBP officers' checks revealed a possible active arrest warrant for a probation violation from an aggravated sexual assault of a child case in Galveston County. The pedestrian identified as Martin Noe Muzquiz, 46, a United States citizen, and was escorted to CBP secondary by a primary CBP officer.
A CBP officer's secondary checks further identified and confirmed the active warrant for Martin Noe Muzquiz with pending charges related to a case from the Galveston County Sherriff's Office in the Galveston, Texas for aggravated sexual assault of a child. CBP officers arrested Martin Noe Muzquiz and subsequently turned him over to the custody of the Cameron County Sheriff's Office. Martin Noe Muzquiz was transported to the Carrizales Rucker Detention Center pending extradition to Galveston, Texas.
"Our primary officers have just seconds to run their checks but even with the multitude of pedestrians that cross everyday our CBP officers have identified another wanted fugitive and arrested him before he could enter the country. This wanted fugitive will face pending charges in Galveston as a direct result of the outstanding vigilance by our frontline CBP officers," 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.