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Laredo CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Sought for Sexual Assault of a Child

Release Date: 
January 14, 2021

LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry detained a wanted man with an outstanding warrant for sexual assault of a child out of Dallas, Texas.

“CBP plays an essential role in combatting this reprehensible crime by expanding our efforts to protect our nation’s children and holding alleged perpetrators accountable for their actions,” said Port Director Eugene Crawford, Laredo Port of Entry.

CBP officers escort a wanted person at a U.S. port of entry.
CBP officers escort a wanted person at a U.S.
port of entry.

The fugitive apprehension occurred on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge. A CBP officer processing vehicle traffic arriving from Mexico, referred Arturo Vasquez Tovar, a 22 year-old male United States citizen, for a secondary inspection.  After escorting the passenger to secondary, subsequent biometric verification through law enforcement databases confirmed that the subject had an outstanding warrant for sexual assault of a child, a 1st degree felony, pursued by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office in Dallas, Texas. The warrant was confirmed to be active. CBP officers transported the wanted fugitive to Webb County Jail in Laredo, Texas to await criminal proceedings.  Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Last modified: 
February 3, 2021