HIDALGO, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo port of entry came in contact with a pedestrian male wanted on outstanding warrants as a suspect in an attempted murder in Edinburg, Texas.
On Monday, Jan. 23, CBP officers working the pedestrian primary lane at the Hidalgo International Bridge encountered a man identified as Josue Jesus Zavala, 25, a U.S. citizen and resident of Edinburg, Texas. Checks of a CBP database by a primary CBP officer resulted in Zavala being escorted to secondary for verification of outstanding arrest warrants as a suspect in an attempted homicide in Edinburg, Texas. At secondary, CBP officers verified the outstanding warrants on Josue Jesus Zavala. CBP officers arrested Josue Jesus Zavala and subsequently turned him over to the custody of the Edinburg Police Department. Josue Jesus Zavala was transported to the Edinburg City jail and will face pending charges.
"Working closely with the Edinburg Police Department, Hidalgo CBP officers have arrested this wanted fugitive as he entered the United States from Mexico. This is an outstanding working relationship between local and federal law enforcement officers and an arrest that will keep this wanted person off the streets of the Rio Grand Valley," said Efrain Solis, port director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.
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.