Brownsville, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry encountered a man wanted on murder charges when he presented himself for inspection as a pedestrian Tuesday at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge.
"This wanted fugitive is off the streets and will now face pending homicide charges in what appears to be Brownsville’s first murder of the year. CBP officers face wanted fugitives on a daily basis; I thank our frontline officers for their vigilance and for stopping this fugitive as he attempted to enter the country," said Michael Freeman, CBP Port Director, Brownsville Port of Entry.
On February 11, CBP officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge escorted Alvaro Cabrera, 34, a U.S. citizen and resident of Brownsville, Texas to a secondary examination after a primary check revealed a possible active arrest warrant for homicide charges. Cabrera arrived at the port of entry as a pedestrian.
A CBP officer's checks of a CBP database identified Alvaro Cabrera as the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant from the Brownsville Police Department in Brownsville, Texas. Pending charges against Cabrera were confirmed for a homicide that took place in Brownsville, Texas in January. CBP officers arrested Cabrera and subsequently turned him over to the custody of the Brownsville Police Department. Alvaro Cabrera was transported to the city jail to face pending homicide charges.
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.