San Luis CBP Officers Arrest Sex Offender
San Luis, Ariz. — An El Paso man wanted on sex charges in Texas was apprehended Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of San Luis.
Officers first referred the man for additional questioning when he attempted to enter the United States through a pedestrian lane, giving officers a fictitious name. During a routine records check, officers learned the man was actually Gerardo Pinedo, a 22-year-old man wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants for sex crimes involving a child and resisting/evading arrest. He was turned over to the San Luis Police Department.
The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.