Laredo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo port of entry this weekend apprehended a Detroit, Michigan man wanted on an outstanding warrant for first-degree murder.
The apprehension occurred on May 14 at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge. A CBP officer referred a commercial bus passenger, Christopher Allen Dean, a 29-year-old male U.S. citizen from Detroit for a secondary examination after a query at primary inspection revealed he was a possible match to an outstanding warrant. In secondary, CBP officers verified Dean's identity and confirmed he had an outstanding warrant from Detroit Police Department for first-degree murder. Dean also was discovered to be a member of the Cash Flow Posse 4400 gang. After confirming the warrant was active, CBP officers turned Dean over to the custody of Webb County sheriff's deputies for adjudication of the warrant.
"Our frontline CBP officers at the Laredo port of entry maintain their vigilance and not only uncover violations of customs, immigration and agriculture law but they also encounter wanted persons," said Gene Garza, CBP port director, Laredo. "To detain a fugitive wanted for an outstanding first degree murder warrant exemplifies our officers' continuing commitment to keeping our borders secure."
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.