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CBP Officers at Hidalgo International Bridge Apprehend Fugitive Wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Release Date: 
December 2, 2009

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."

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017