Progreso, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Progreso port of entry apprehended a man wanted on alleged state charges of child fondling and molestation.
On Oct. 5, a CBP officer's routine checks during a pedestrian inspection at the Progreso International Bridge resulted in a positive match for a warrant on an adult male, identified as Martin Valdez Quintero, 48, a U.S. citizen who resides in Tyler, Texas.
The CBP officer's records checks of a national database revealed the arrest warrant from Tyler, Texas was for molestation of two minors and an additional charge of child fondling. CBP officers confirmed the active warrant, arrested Quintero and subsequently turned him over to the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office where he will wait to be extradited to Tyler.
"This person was apprehended due to our officer's diligence in performing primary queries on all arriving travelers, both in vehicles and as pedestrians," said Carlos Rodriguez, port director in Progreso/Donna.
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.