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.
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.