Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville port of entry apprehended a man wanted on an outstanding warrant for failure to register as a sexual offender stemming from an aggravated sexual assault of a child case.
On June 15, CBP officers at the Gateway International Bridge referred Hugo Thomas Gonzalez Jr., 21, a U.S. citizen and resident of Brownsville, Texas who arrived at the port of entry as a pedestrian for a secondary examination after a primary database check identified the subject as a wanted fugitive that failed to register as a sex offender with the Cameron County Sheriff's Department.
At secondary a CBP officers further confirmed Hugo Thomas Gonzalez Jr. as the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant from the Cameron Country Sheriff's Office in Olmito, Texas. The pending charges against Gonzalez are failure to register as a sexual offender and absconding from the Sheriff's Office. CBP officers arrested Hugo Thomas Gonzalez Jr. and subsequently turned him over to the custody of the Cameron County Sheriff's Office. Gonzalez was transported to the Carrizales/Rucker Detention Center where he remains pending his court appearance.
"Alertness, intuitiveness and job knowledge assisted our primary CBP officer to identify this subject as a fugitive. Use of national database by our secondary CBP officer confirmed this wanted felon as a sexual offender that failed to register as required by law. I congratulate our officers for their vigilance and dedication in the apprehension of this wanted sexual offender," 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.