CBP Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry Apprehend Fugitive Wanted for Capital Murder
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry detained a fugitive at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge who had an outstanding warrant out of Little Rock, Arkansas for capital murder.
“CBP officers remain vigilant in intercepting travelers with outstanding warrants,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “This apprehension demonstrates our CBP officers’ vigilance and dedication to securing the homeland and keeping our communities safe.”
The fugitive apprehension occurred on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge. A CBP officer at primary processing queried subject Andrew Morstrain, a 22-year-old-male United States citizen, who appeared to have an active warrant. After escorting the passenger to secondary, subsequent biometric verification through law enforcement databases confirmed that the subject had an outstanding warrant for capital murder out of Little Rock, Arkansas.
The warrant was confirmed to be active. CBP turned custody to the U.S. Marshals for transport the Webb County jail.
The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. Based on information from NCIC, CBP officers have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion. 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 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.