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CBP Officers at Laredo Port of Entry Apprehend Man with Multiple Warrants for Indecency with a Child

Release Date: 
December 19, 2019

LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended a traveler wanted on three outstanding felony warrants for indecency with a child.


“The arrest of a fugitive with multiple outstanding felony warrants for indecency with a child helps keep our community safe,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “It is a prime example of our frontline officers performing our national border security mission.”

CBP officers escort a wanted person at a U.S. port of entry
CBP officers escort a wanted person at a port of


The apprehension occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge. CBP officers conducted a primary examination on a male traveler arriving from Mexico as a pedestrian, and referred him to secondary for further inspection due to a possible match to outstanding arrest warrants. CBP officers conducted a fingerprint check and utilizing national law enforcement databases confirmed his identity as 76-year-old Porfirio Cruz Pecina, a Mexican citizen and Legal Permanent Resident of the United States wanted by the Webb County Sheriff’s Office in Laredo, Texas on three outstanding felony warrants for Indecency with a Child. Cruz Pecina was transported to Webb County Jail pending warrant adjudication.


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Last modified: 
December 19, 2019