Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry apprehended a man on an arrest warrant for sexual assault of a child from Corpus Christi, Texas.
On Friday, Nov. 5, CBP officers at the Gateway International Bridge referred a male pedestrian identified as Ivan Estevan Claudio, 29, a United States citizen who resides in Corpus Christi, Texas for a secondary examination. A CBP officer’s primary checks of a national database revealed a possible active warrant for sexual assault of a child for Claudio. At secondary, CBP officers confirmed the active warrant for Ivan Estevan Claudio. Pending charges against Ivan Estevan Claudio are related to a case from Nueces County in the Corpus Christi, Texas area for sexual assault of a child. CBP officers arrested Claudio and subsequently turned him over to the custody of a Cameron County sheriff’s department. Ivan Estevan Claudio was transported to the Carrizales/Rucker Detention Center pending extradition to Corpus Christi, Texas.
“CBP officers’ primary checks identified Claudio as a wanted person out of Nueces County, Corpus Christi, Texas. The apprehension of this fugitive is a direct result of the outstanding vigilance our officers employ each day," said Michael Freeman, CBP Port Director, Brownsville Port of Entry. “Apprehending fugitives wanted for sex-related charges involving children clearly illustrates CBP’s role in keeping our communities safe and secure.”
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.