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CBP Officers at Hidalgo Bridge Arrest Fugitive Wanted for Rape

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HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge apprehended Roberto Gallardo, a male Mexican citizen from Zacatecas, Mexico who had an arrest warrant for rape.

“CBP Field Operations is always ready to assist our law enforcement partners in locating those persons with outstanding warrants,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas. “This man will face his day in court thanks to our vigilant officers who screen all travelers entering the United States.”

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

On June 28, 2022, 37-year-old Roberto Gallardo, arrived from Mexico at the Hidalgo International Bridge and a CBP officer immediately secured him after discovering Gallardo was a possible match to an arrest warrant. Once in secondary, biometric verification confirmed his identity along with the active arrest warrant from Ford County Sheriff’s Office in the State of Kansas. Gallardo had this outstanding warrant stemming from allegations from an incident in 2004 and has been a fugitive since. He is charged with an alleged rape, a first-degree felony in the State of Kansas.

A Hidalgo police officer arrived to take custody of Gallardo and transported him to the county jail to await extradition to Kansas.

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

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Last Modified: June 29, 2022