EL PASO, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents performing southbound inspections at the El Paso port of entry on Wednesday apprehended a man wanted on sexual contact with a child charges as he was attempting to leave the United States.
The apprehension was made at approximately 2:30 p.m. at the Ysleta international crossing when 50-year-old Alfredo Cisneros Martinez attempted to drive a Dodge Charger from El Paso to Juarez. CBP personnel determined that Cisneros was not legally in the United States and took him into custody. They continued their examination and discovered that he was also wanted in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. He was turned over to El Paso Police Department officers who booked him into the El Paso County Jail to await extradition to New Mexico.
"CBP outbound operations are designed to stop the southbound flow of unreported currency, weapons and ammunition but the inspections also turn up wanted fugitives," said Hector Mancha, CBP El Paso port director. "This is an important part of the CBP mission."
At the conclusion of criminal proceedings associated with the New Mexico warrant he will be returned to CBP to face immigration charges.
While anti-terrorism is the primary mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the ports of entry associated with this mission results in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in all categories.
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.