Hidalgo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge apprehended a fugitive wanted by the state of Texas on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
On December 1, CBP officers working at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge came in contact with a male traveler returning from Mexico. A CBP primary officer identified the northbound traveler as Nefi Moroni Santiago, a U.S. citizen, age 20 from Edinburg, Texas.
A check of a CBP database identified Santiago as a fugitive wanted by the Edinburg, Texas Police Department on a state charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. CBP officers arrested Santiago and transferred him to the custody of the Edinburg, Texas Police Department.
Hector A. Mancha, CBP port director, Pharr/Hidalgo said, "Our frontline officers continue to intercept fugitives as they return to the U.S. from Mexico." Mancha further said, "I commend our officers for a job well done."
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.