CBP Officers In South Texas Nab Murder Suspect
Eagle Pass, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry Tuesday arrested a San Antonio man wanted for murder in Houston.
Tuesday morning CBP officers at Eagle Pass Bridge No. 2 inspected a vehicle, occupied by a man and wife, arriving from Mexico. Upon querying a national law enforcement database, officers discovered the driver, Luis A. Galvan Robles, 52, was wanted on an active murder warrant out of Houston.
He was turned over to the Maverick County Sheriff's Office and transported to the Tom Bowles Detention Facility.
"Our frontline CBP officers are in the unique position of being the first line of defense against threats entering the country," said Cynthia O. Rodriguez, CBP Port Director, Eagle Pass. "When wanted criminals attempt to enter the country through ports of entry, routine records checks allow us to detain them and transfer them to the proper authorities. In this case a subject suspected of murder was taken into custody."
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.