Hidalgo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Hidalgo International Bridge took custody of an alleged murder suspect wanted by the McAllen, Texas Police Department early this morning.
On Aug. 31, CBP officers working at the Hidalgo International Bridge came in contact with a northbound male traveler. While making contact with federal officers, the man identified himself as Victor Trevino, a U.S. citizen, age 35 from Pharr, Texas and further identified himself as a murder suspect, wanted by the McAllen, Texas Police Department. Trevino was taken into custody and a check of a national database confirmed that Trevino was in fact wanted by the McAllen Police Department for an alleged charge of murder a first-degree felony, attempted murder, a second-degree felony and two counts of child endangerment, both fourth-degree felonies. After his arrest, Trevino was transferred to the custody of the McAllen Police Department.
Hector A. Mancha, CBP Port Director, Hidalgo-Pharr said, "I commend our officers for screening arriving international travelers and for accessing our national databases to identify those travelers listed as fugitives." Mancha further said, "This apprehension is yet another example of our frontline officers working hard to secure our nation's borders and the communities in which we live and work."
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.