BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville port of entry apprehended a man on an active arrest warrant in a money laundering case.
On Wednesday, May 15, a CBP officer working vehicle enforcement operations at the Los Indios International Bridge came in contact with a man identified as 24-year-old Eleazar Garza, a United States citizen who resides in San Benito, Texas. The primary CBP officer's queries revealed an active arrest warrant for Eleazar Garza for money laundering, motion to revoke probation. Eleazar Garza was escorted to CBP secondary for further identification and verification of the active arrest warrant. A CBP officer's secondary checks of a national database confirmed the active arrest warrant for Eleazar Garza in connection with a money laundering case. Garza was arrested by CBP officers and subsequently turned over to the Cameron County Sheriff's Office. Eleazar Garza was transported to the Cameron County jail pending extradition to the Kleberg County Sheriff's Office to face pending charges.
"The use of a national database contributed to the identification of Eleazar Garza as a wanted fugitive. I congratulate our CBP officers for the arrest of this wanted fugitive in this money laundering case," said Michael Freeman, CBP 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.