Progreso, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Progreso Port of Entry on Thursday apprehended a man wanted for homicide in Mission, Texas.
On May 24, 2012, CBP officers working pedestrian primary at the Progreso International Bridge encountered a male pedestrian identified as Miguel A. Garcia, a 37-year-old Mexican citizen and resident of Mission, Texas. A CBP officer escorted Garcia to secondary for verification of a possible outstanding arrest warrant for homicide. At secondary, a CBP officer's checks of a national database identified Miguel A. Garcia as the subject of outstanding arrest warrants for homicide from the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office. CBP officers arrested Garcia and subsequently turned him over to the custody of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office. Miguel A. Garcia is at the Hidalgo County Jail and will face his pending homicide charges in the murder of his wife.
"This wanted fugitive has been apprehended by CBP as he attempted to re-enter the country. Progreso CBP officers have helped keep our community safe by stopping this wanted fugitive facing outstanding homicide charges. I congratulate our officers for their outstanding vigilance on the border," said Carlos Rodriguez, CBP Port Director, Progreso, Texas 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.