CBP Officers at Hidalgo International Bridge Arrest Escaped Fugitive
HIDALGO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP Field Operations at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 59-year-old man who had escaped from a federal prison in Beaumont, Texas back in July of this year.
“We are always ready to assist our local law enforcement partners, whether at the local, state or federal level,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. “Helping locate fugitives of the law is one of the many facets of CBP Field Operations.”
On Dec. 7, CBP officers assigned to the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge were assisted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Government of Mexico in transferring Salvador Garcia Jr., a U.S. citizen who was apprehended by Mexican authorities after having been notified that he was wanted by the U.S. Marshals for having escaped custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Garcia was remanded to federal custody for his alleged involvement with Mexican cartels in smuggling over 4,000 pounds of marijuana into the United States.
CBP officers took custody of Garcia and turned him over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.