CBP Officers at Hidalgo International Bridge Arrest a Reynosa Man Wanted on Sexual Assault Charges
Hidalgo, Texas- Officers with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico man wanted on charges for sexual assault of a minor on Friday.
On Friday afternoon, September 28, a 51-year-old male Mexican citizen later identified as Raymundo Cedeno Jimenez arrived at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge as a pedestrian. A CBP officer at primary inspection referred the pedestrian to secondary inspection after initial national law enforcement database queries indicated that he was a possible match to an arrest warrant out of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office for sexual assault. A secondary verification of the traveler through CBP and law-enforcement databases confirmed that he was an exact match to the warrant dating back to 1993 from Edinburg, Texas for the sexual assault of a minor who was 12-years-old at the time.
Cedeno Jimenez was released to the custody of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office and was transported to the Hidalgo County jail where he will await court proceedings.
"This is yet another example of how CBP assists other law-enforcement agencies capture fugitives wanted for felony crimes," said Efrain Solis Jr., Port Director Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. "This alleged child predator was finally apprehended after being on the run for almost ten years and will now face due process."
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.