Eagle Pass, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass port of entry this week apprehended a San Antonio man wanted on an outstanding warrant for sexual assault of a child.
The apprehension occurred on April 25 at Camino Real International Bridge. A CBP officer referred a vehicle containing the 34-year old, Roberto Maldonado Ibarra, a Mexican citizen from San Antonio, Texas for a secondary examination. During the examination, CBP officers verified Maldonado Ibarra's identity and confirmed he had an outstanding state warrant from San Antonio, Texas for sexual assault of a child. After confirming the warrant was active, CBP officers turned Maldonado Ibarra over to the custody of Maverick County sheriff's deputies for transport to a local jail pending extradition proceedings.
"This is an excellent fugitive apprehension by our frontline CBP officers and comes on the heels of a similar apprehension last month for a man wanted on sexual assault charges involving a child," said Cynthia O. Rodriguez, CBP Port Director, Eagle Pass. "Conducting thorough examinations and detaining and apprehending people who have outstanding warrants, particularly those of a violent or sexual nature, is an important component to our border security work at the port of entry."
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.