LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this weekend apprehended a man wanted in connection with an outstanding warrant regarding alleged child sexual abuse.
“Any time CBP officers stop a fugitive wanted on outstanding warrants for alleged crimes of a sexual nature, especially those involving children, it underscores the border security aspect of our mission,” said Jose R. Uribe, Acting Port Director, Laredo. “By apprehending fugitives wanted for these types of crimes, we help keep our community safe.”
The fugitive apprehension occurred on Sunday, Mar. 30 at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge. A CBP officer at primary inspection referred bus passenger Maximo Gonzalez, a 59-year-old male U.S. citizen from Mt. Pleasant, Texas for a secondary examination. During the examination, CBP officers verified Gonzalez’s identity, citizenship and confirmed he was wanted in Mt. Pleasant, Texas on an outstanding state warrant for continuous sexual abuse of a child. After confirming the warrant was active, CBP officers transported Gonzalez to Webb County jail for adjudication of the warrant.
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.