EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the El Paso port of entry arrest two men sought for sexual assault of a child.
The first arrest was made May 29 at the Paso Del Norte border crossing when a 68-year-old United States citizen presented himself for inspection via pedestrian. Routine system checks revealed an outstanding warrant for his arrest from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for Sexual Assault of a Child.
On June 2, a citizen of Mexico, who had been previously deported from the United States, presented himself as a pedestrian at the Paso Del Norte border crossing. The man informed CBP Officers that he arranged to turn himself in with the El Paso Police Department for an active warrant. CBP Officers ran a routine system check and received confirmation that the man had an active warrant for Sexual Assault of a Child issued by the El Paso Police Department.
“CBP works closely with our law enforcement partners to apprehend fugitives from justice” said CBP Director of Field Operations Hector A. Mancha. “Partnership among law enforcement agencies is critical in protecting our communities.”
Both subjects were arrested by CBP Officers and turned over to local authorities to face charges associated with the warrants.