Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville port of entry apprehended five men wanted on outstanding warrants ranging from murder to parole violation in five separate enforcement actions.
The first arrest took place on July 8 when CBP officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge referred Juan Nunez Bocado, 61, a U.S. citizen and resident of Baytown, Texas, for a secondary examination after a primary database check identified him as the subject of an active arrest warrant. At secondary, a CBP officer further confirmed Juan Nunez Bocado as the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant from the Harris Country Sheriff's Office in the Houston, Texas area. The pending charges against Bocado are related to a murder case. CBP officers arrested Bocado and subsequently turned him over to the custody of the Cameron County Sheriff's Office. He was transported to the Carrizales/Rucker Detention Center where he remains pending extradition to Harris County.
On July 8, two males arrived as passengers on a commercial bus at Veterans' International Bridge. A CBP officer working primary operations used a national database and discovered that the men may have been possible wanted fugitives. Both men were escorted to secondary for further examination. In secondary, CBP officers determined both men did have active arrest warrants. The first man identified as Jesus Raul Garcia, 23, was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant issued for a parole violation from Rockford, Illinois. The second male, identified as Marco A. Acosta, a 22-year-old, also had an active arrest warrant issued by the FBI in the state of Illinois for a case related to a home invasion with use of a weapon. Both subjects are U.S. citizens residing in Rockford, Illinois. The two men were arrested by CBP officers and turned over to the custody of the Cameron County Sheriff's Office. The men were transported to the Carrizales/Rucker Detention Center where they remain pending extradition to Rockford, Illinois.
A fourth arrest also occurred on July 8 at Gateway International Bridge when an 18-year-old man arrived at the port of entry as a passenger of a red Ford Focus. A CBP officer's primary inspection of the male, identified as Jesus Alfredo Pena, resulted in an active arrest warrant being discovered stemming from a Nueces County case involving deadly conduct, firing of a weapon. Pena was arrested by CBP officers and subsequently turned over to the Cameron County Sheriff's Office. He was transported to the Carrizales/Rucker Detention Center where he remains pending extradition to Nueces County.
The next case involved the arrest of Dionicio Guerrero, a Mexican national who resides in Houston, Texas. On July 9, a CBP officer at Gateway International Bridge encountered the 45-year-old man as a passenger of a vehicle. A primary check of a CBP database identified Guerrero as a possible match for an active arrest warrant. Guerrero was referred to secondary for further inspection. At secondary CBP officers determined Dionicio Guerrero to be the subject of an outstanding warrant from Walker County, Texas for theft of property/larceny. CBP officers arrested Guerrero and subsequently turned him over to the custody of the Cameron County Sheriff's Office. He was transported to the Carrizales/Rucker Detention Center where he remains pending extradition to Walker County.
"Our officers have a critical job to do as they protect our nation's borders. Use of national database by our CBP officers has been instrumental in these five arrests. I applaud our officers for their continued efforts towards our primary mission," said Michael Freeman, CBP port director, Brownsville port of entry.