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CBP Officers Take Custody of Wanted Fugitive at Brownsville Port of Entry

Release Date: 
January 15, 2010

Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge took custody of an extradited U.S. citizen wanted on warrants for sex-related violations involving children. Mexico law enforcement authorities arrived at the B&M port of entry where they surrendered the fugitive to U.S. authorities.

On January 14, Mexican law enforcement authorities arrived at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge and surrendered Richard Louis Cedor to CBP officers. Checks of a CBP database by CBP officers identified Richard Louis Cedor, the subject of a U.S. Marshals Service arrest warrant for child pornography and a second arrest warrant form the Nueces County Sheriff's Office in Corpus Christi, Texas for indecency with a child.

Cedor is a 54-year-old U.S. citizen from Corpus Christi, Texas. After his arrest, Cedor was transferred to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. Richard Louis Cedor was transported to the Cameron County Jail to await extradition to Corpus Christi, Texas.

"CBP officers working with the U.S. Marshals Service and Mexican law enforcement authorities have helped facilitate the return of another wanted person to face pending charges in the United States," Michael Freeman, CBP port director in Brownsville said. "This arrest is a result of the continued cooperation between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies working with the Mexican authorities, with great results for all agencies involved."

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021