Donna, TX - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers at the Donna International Bridge arrested a man returning from Mexico late Friday night after learning he had an outstanding warrant for a sexual offense against a child - child fondling out of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office.
"The diligent efforts of our officers in apprehending individuals with criminal records, coupled with the technology to properly identify them, has made our communities safer," said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Progreso/Donna Port of Entry. “CBP works hand in hand with other law enforcement agencies to aggressively target illegal activity and take criminals off our streets, to make our nation more secure."
The apprehension occurred on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 after CBP officers at Donna International Bridge referred a 42-year-old male U.S. citizen arriving from Mexico to secondary inspection to confirm his identity and citizenship.
During the examination, CBP officers consulted law enforcement databases and conducted a fingerprint check which verified his identity as Francisco Cortez Elizama, a man wanted in Hidalgo County on an outstanding state arrest warrant for child fondling.
CBP officers turned Cortez Elizama over to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office pending criminal proceedings.
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.