Donna, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Donna Port of Entry apprehended a man on an arrest warrant from Interpol in Mexico.
On Wednesday, January 12, 2011 CBP officers working southbound enforcement operations at the Donna International Bridge came in contact with a blue GMC pickup as it attempted to exit the United States to enter Mexico. A male passenger in the GMC identified as Jose Eduardo Aleman Chavez, a 36-year-old male citizen of Mexico who resides in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico was escorted to secondary for further examination. A CBP officer's secondary checks of a national database revealed a possible active arrest warrant for Jose Eduardo Aleman Chavez from Mexico through Interpol. CBP officers confirmed the active warrant on Jose Eduardo Aleman Chavez for organized crime and theft. Aleman Chavez was identified as a member of "Los Zetas" an organized criminal organization with multiple pending charges in Mexico. CBP officers arrested Jose Eduardo Aleman Chavez and subsequently turned him over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.
"CBP officers working outbound enforcement operations identified Jose Eduardo Aleman Chavez as a wanted fugitive with an active arrest warrant issued through Interpol in Mexico. CBP officers working along with our counterparts in DHS have been instrumental in the apprehension of this fugitive and his return to Mexico to face pending charges," said Nancy Becker, CBP Port Director, Progreso/Donna 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.