LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this week apprehended a San Luis Potosí, Mexico man wanted in Harris County, Texas in connection with an outstanding warrant for homicide.
“Alert CBP officers upheld the border security aspect of our mission by apprehending a man wanted on an outstanding warrant for murder,” said Jose R. Uribe, Acting Port Director, Laredo. “Their continued vigilance and attention to detail helps keep our community safe.”
The fugitive apprehension occurred on Wednesday, April 23, at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge. A CBP officer at primary inspection referred bus passenger J. Abad Ramirez Chavez, 38, a Mexican citizen from Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosí, Mexico for a secondary examination. During the examination, CBP officers verified Ramirez Chavez’s identity and citizenship, and confirmed he was wanted on an outstanding state warrant from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office dating back to 2010 for homicide-willful kill-nonfamily-gun. After confirming the warrant was active, CBP officers turned Ramirez Chavez over to deputy U.S. Marshals for transport 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.