Pharr, Texas. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Pharr/Reynosa International Bridge took custody of a fugitive wanted by the state of Texas on four alleged counts of sexual assault.
On Feb. 25, CBP officers working at the Pharr International Bridge arrested Beau William Gamble, a U.S. citizen, age 43 from McAllen, Texas after he was returned to U.S. custody by Mexican law enforcement authorities Friday afternoon. A check of a national crime database identified Gamble as a fugitive wanted by the McAllen, Texas Police Department on four alleged counts of sexual assault. After his arrest, Gamble was transferred to the custody of the McAllen Police Department.
Hector A. Mancha, CBP port director, Hidalgo/Pharr said, "The return of this fugitive to U.S. custody by Mexican law enforcement authorities illustrates CBP's commitment to working with U.S. partners and the government of Mexico to apprehend and return fugitives who have fled our country to avoid prosecution."
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.