PROGRESO, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Progreso Port of Entry apprehended a woman on an active arrest warrant in a money laundering case.
On Monday, February 18, a CBP officer working vehicle enforcement operations at Progreso International Bridge came in contact with a woman identified as 27-year-old Adelina Munoz, a United States citizen who resides in McAllen, Texas. The primary CBP officer's queries revealed an active arrest warrant for Adelina Munoz for money laundering. Munoz 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 Munoz in connection with a money laundering case. Munoz was arrested by CBP officers and subsequently turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
"A primary CBP officer's vigilance and use of a national database contributed to the identification of Adelina Munoz, a wanted fugitive. I congratulate our CBP officers for the arrest of this wanted fugitive in this money laundering case," said Carlos Rodriguez, CBP Port Director, Progreso 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.