Progreso, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Progreso Port of Entry apprehended a man on an arrest warrant for sexual assault of a child from Platte County in Columbus, Nebraska.
On Tuesday, a CBP officer's query at the Donna International Bridge resulted in a referral of Adrian Gonzalez Villarreal, 34, a Mexican national who resides in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, for a secondary examination. A CBP officer's checks of a national database revealed a possible active warrant for sexual assault of a child for Gonzalez Villarreal. CBP officers confirmed the active warrant with pending charges related to a case from the Platte County Sherriff's for sexual assault of a child. CBP officers arrested Gonzalez Villarreal and subsequently turned him over to the custody of the Donna Police Department. Gonzalez Villarreal was transported to the Donna city jail pending extradition to Nebraska.
"CBP officers' primary checks identified Adrian Gonzalez Villarreal as a wanted person. This wanted fugitive will face pending charges in Nebraska thanks to the outstanding vigilance by our frontline CBP officers," said Carlos Rodriguez, CBP Port Director, Progreso/Donna Port of Entry. .
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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.