Hidalgo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers from the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas port of entry this weekend apprehended an Edinburg man wanted on an outstanding warrant for vehicular manslaughter in connection with a fatal automobile accident two years ago.
On Friday afternoon, CBP officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested Alejandro Salinas, age 28, from Edinburg, Texas after database checks revealed that he was wanted on three counts of negligent vehicular manslaughter for an incident that occurred approximately two years ago. Salinas was allegedly involved in a vehicular accident where three people were killed and had fled to Mexico.
After CBP officers verified Salinas' identity and confirmed the warrant was active, they released him to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. He subsequently was taken to the Hidalgo County jail.
"Our frontline CBP officers maintain constant vigilance at primary inspection while processing travelers applying for admission to the U.S.," said Efrain Solis, Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas port of entry. "This attention to detail and use of national law enforcement databases resulted in a successful apprehension of a man wanted for alleged vehicular manslaughter in a case that's already two years old. Justice may have been delayed slightly but not denied."
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 U.S. borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.