BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry encountered a Los Fresnos, Texas man with an active arrest warrant for military desertion.
On June 10, at the Gateway International Bridge, a CBP officer at vehicle primary inspection queried a CBP database for a male pedestrian presenting himself for admission into the United States. The primary CBP officer's checks revealed possible outstanding warrant for the man. A primary CBP officer referred 27-year-old Marco Salas Richart a U.S. citizens for a secondary examination and verification of possible outstanding arrest warrant for military desertion. In secondary, CBP officers verified the man's identity as Marco Salas Richart and confirmed the active arrest warrant for military desertion. CBP officers turned Marco Salas Richart over to the custody of the Cameron County Sherriff's Office for transport to the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center where he awaits extradition to Fort Campbell, Kentucky to face pending charges.
"Effective use of our CBP and national databases resulted in the arrest of this alleged military deserter. The arrested man will be extradited to face charges as a direct result of the great work by our frontline officers at the Gateway International Bridge," said Michael Freeman, CBP port director, Brownsville 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.