DEL RIO, TEXAS—A man who arrived at the Del Rio Port of Entry bleeding from multiple stab wounds is in federal custody after it was determined he was the subject of several warrants.
"This individual arrived at the Port of Entry in dire need of medical attention, which he promptly received," said Michael Perez, port director, Del Rio. "However, it was determined that he is a wanted man and he has been turned over to the proper authorities."
Shortly after midnight Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Del Rio Port of Entry inspected a Mexican ambulance as it arrived in the United States. The ambulance driver told officers that he had a U.S. citizen in the back of his vehicle, suffering from multiple stab wounds.
The subject, Daniel Gomez, 28, was in possession of a Minnesota state identification card and an Illinois birth certificate as identification. He was accompanied by his sister-in-law, a 27-year-old woman who presented a B1/B2 Visa (border crossing card) as identification.
A query of law enforcement databases revealed that Gomez is a registered sex offender wanted for parole violation; sex offender registration violation in Minnesota; and parole violation for narcotics smuggling issued by the United States Marshals. Officers escorted the ambulance to Val Verde Regional Medical Center, where custody of Gomez was turned over to an agent from the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.
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.