Hidalgo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a northbound pedestrian wanted by the McAllen Police Department on a state charge of alleged strong-arm rape.
On June 29, CBP officers working the northbound pedestrian lanes at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge came in contact with a male traveler identified as Gerardo Rojas He was further identified as a U.S. citizen, age 43 from McAllen, Texas. A CBP check of a national crime database identified Rojas as a fugitive wanted by the McAllen Police Department on an alleged charge of strong-arm rape.
After his arrest, Rojas was transferred to the McAllen Police Department where he remains incarcerated.
Efrain Solis Jr., acting CBP port director at Hidalgo/Pharr said, "Our frontline officers continue to screen arriving international travelers and arrest those that are identified as fugitives. I commend our officers for their work arresting and transferring this fugitive to state custody."