LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry in collaboration with Mexican authorities detained a male subject at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge. Utilizing CBP databases, CBP officers confirmed he was a subject of a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant for homicide.
“CBP has an outstanding working relationship with our Mexican counterparts and continue to keep constant communication when dangerous fugitives from the Unites States flee the country and are apprehended by Mexican authorities,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.
The fugitive apprehension occurred on Thursday, August 29 at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge when Mexican authorities escorted Dennis Jimenez Hernandez, a 22-year-old male citizen of El Salvador, to CBP officers at mid-bridge. After being escorted to secondary, subsequent biometric verification through law enforcement databases confirmed that Jimenez Hernandez had outstanding warrants for homicide, assault, and driving under the influence issued out of the Dallas Police Department and Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.
CBP officers confirmed the identity of the subject and transported him to Webb County Jail in Laredo, Texas.
NCIC is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. Based on information from NCIC, CBP officers have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion.
Charges and allegations contained in criminal complaints are merely accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.