HIDALGO, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a Mexican national man wanted in connection with threats made to the Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino.
The arrest occurred on Wednesday morning, January 16, at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge when Gustavo Cruz Lozano, age 41, arrived at the pedestrian lanes having taken a bus from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. When Lozano presented himself for inspection with a CBP officer, he immediately said that he was turning himself in. Preliminary queries indicated that he did have a warrant and was escorted to secondary where biometric checks through CBP and law-enforcement databases confirmed the active warrant from the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office. The warrant was a terroristic threat against a public servant and his alleged involvement in the threats made to Sheriff Trevino back in October.
The adult male traveler was arrested and released to the custody of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office and transported to the McAllen Medical Center Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained while in Mexico. He will subsequently be transferred to the Hidalgo County Jail where he will wait to face his judicial proceedings.
"We are always ready to assist our law-enforcement partners in apprehending wanted fugitives," said Efrain Solis Jr., Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. "This high-profile fugitive is now in custody and will proceed through our judicial system."
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.