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CBP Officers at Hidalgo Arrest Homicide Fugitive Wanted in Michigan

Release Date: 
September 27, 2021

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge apprehended Efrain Medina, a male United States citizen from Indiana who had an active felony arrest warrant for homicide.

“CBP Field Operations is always ready to assist our law enforcement partners in locating those wanted persons with outstanding warrants,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas. “We encounter people from all over the country as this arrest shows. No matter where they are from, CBP is committed to bringing wanted people in to face their charges.”

CBP officers escort a wanted person at a U.S. port of entry.
A CBP officer escorts a wanted person at a U.S. port
of entry.

On September 25, 2021, the 42-year-old man arrived from Mexico as a pedestrian at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge and a CBP officer immediately secured him after discovering Medina was a possible match to an arrest warrant. Once in secondary, biometric verification confirmed his identity along with the active felony arrest warrant from Lincoln Park, Michigan Police Department. Medina’s warrant for homicide has been active since November of 2020.

A Hidalgo police officer took custody of Medina and transported him to the county jail to await transport to Michigan.

Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Last modified: 
September 27, 2021