EAGLE PASS, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass port of entry Sunday detained a North Carolina man wanted for attempted murder.
Late Sunday morning, CBP officers working at the Camino Real International Bridge inspected a Chevrolet Tahoe as it arrived in the United States from Mexico. During routine records checks, officers discovered that a passenger in the vehicle, Silvino Navarro Jr., 19, of Raleigh, N.C., was wanted on a warrant for homicide-attempted murder in Green County, N.C. Navarro, who the warrant stated was believed to be "armed and dangerous" was turned over to the Maverick County Sheriff's Office.
"Homeland security is our primary mission but apprehensions like this help keep our communities safe," said Cynthia O. Rodriguez, CBP port director, Eagle Pass. "In this case, the inspection process turned up a subject wanted in another state who is thought to be armed and dangerous."
Later that day, CBP officers at the Camino Real International Bridge came into contact with a teen, who had been reported missing to local authorities. A 13-year-old girl arrived at the pedestrian lane late Sunday evening accompanied by her mother. During routine inspection, officers discovered she had been reported missing. The girl was released to her mother after records were confirmed with the Maverick County Sheriff's Office.
The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within U.S. Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation's ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.
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.