Within two days, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers arrested two men sought for sex crimes against children.
On December 7, shortly after 11 a.m., a 48-year-old U.S. Citizen male arrived from Mexico to the Port of Santa Teresa in New Mexico. During processing, CBP officers received confirmation that the man had active warrants from Kitsap County, Washington and Deming, New Mexico for Aggravated Sexual Contact on a Minor in the Second Degree.
On December 8, shortly after 8 a.m., a 69-year-old Mexican male arrived from Mexico to the Bridge of the Americas as a pedestrian. During processing CBP officers received confirmation that the male had an active warrant issued by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office for Sexual Assault of a Child.
“CBP enforces many federal, state, and local laws. We collaborate with our law enforcement partners to keep our country safe,” said CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector Mancha. “Information sharing is crucial to law enforcement operations and a great illustration that by working together, those attempting to avoid prosecution, will ultimately have their day in court.”
Both subjects were arrested by CBP Officers and turned over to local authorities to face charges.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.