Los Indios, Texas-Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Los Indios, Texas port of entry arrested a Houston man wanted on child sexual assault charges from Harris County, Texas.
The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2012 at the Los Indios International Bridge when 54-year-old male Mexican national from Houston arrived as a vehicle passenger. CBP primary queries revealed that the adult male traveler, later identified as Hector Manuel Reyes, a lawful permanent resident, was a possible match to an outstanding warrant and was referred to secondary for further inspection. In secondary, biometric checks through CBP and law-enforcement databases revealed that the traveler was a match to an outstanding warrant from Harris County, Texas for sexual assault/indecency with a child.
CBP arrested the adult male traveler and released him to the custody of the Cameron County Sheriff's Department, subsequently being transported to the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center where he will wait to be extradited to Houston.
"This is an excellent example of how our officers' ability to query everyone attempting to enter the United States has enabled us to capture this child predator and allow these types of wanted fugitives to proceed through the legal judicial system," said Michael Freeman, Port Director, Brownsville Port of Entry.
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.