PROGRESO, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Progreso Port of Entry apprehended a man on an active arrest warrant from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for a weapons offense in McAllen, Texas.
On Sunday, February 5, a CBP officer working enforcement operations at the Progreso International Bridge came in contact with a man identified as 21-year-old Humberto Tadeo Galvan, a United States citizen who resides in Mercedes, Texas. The primary CBP officer's queries revealed an active arrest warrant for Galvan from the U.S. Marshals Service in McAllen, Texas. Humberto Tadeo Galvan was escorted to CBP secondary for further examination and further identification. A CBP officer's secondary checks of a national database confirmed the active arrest warrant for Galvan from the ATF for a straw purchase of firearms in McAllen, Texas. Galvan was arrested by CBP officers and subsequently turned over to the ATF for transportation to the Hidalgo County jail.
"Our CBP officer's vigilance and use of a national database at primary greatly contributed to the identification of Humberto Tadeo Galvan as a wanted fugitive. I commend our CBP officers for the arrest of this wanted fugitive by the ATF for an outstanding weapons offense," said Carlos Rodriguez, 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.