LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended a bus passenger wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for super aggravated sexual assault of a child.
“Our frontline officers continue to steadfastly uphold our border security mission. The processing and identity verification of a man with an outstanding felony warrant for child molestation helps keep our community safe and illustrates our dedication to our mission,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.
The apprehension occurred on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge. CBP officers conducted a primary examination on a male passenger arriving on a commercial bus from Mexico and referred him to secondary for further inspection due to a possible match to an outstanding warrant. CBP officers conducted a fingerprint check and utilizing national law enforcement databases confirmed his identity as 66-year-old Jesus Martinez, a resident alien wanted by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Houston, Texas on an outstanding felony warrant for Super Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child less than six years old. Martinez was transported to Webb County Jail pending extradition proceedings and warrant adjudication.
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