LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this week apprehended a local man with a pending felony warrant regarding charges of aggravated robbery-other dangerous weapon.
“Our frontline officers maintain their resolute vigilance on a 24/7 basis and that dedication and attention to detail resulted in the apprehension of a local man on a significant violent crime warrant,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.
The apprehension occurred on Monday, July 16 at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge. CBP officers conducted a primary examination on a male pedestrian arriving from Mexico with no entry documents and referred him to secondary for further inspection due to a possible match to an outstanding warrant. CBP officers conducted a fingerprint check and utilizing national law enforcement databases confirmed his identity as 33-year-old Miguel Angel Sanchez, a U.S. citizen wanted by the Laredo Police Department on outstanding felony warrants for aggravated robbery-other dangerous weapon and theft. CBP officers turned Sanchez over to the custody of Laredo Police officers for adjudication of the warrants.
Charges and allegations contained in criminal complaints are merely accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
For more information about CBP, please consult the following link.
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.