Progreso, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Progreso Port of Entry apprehended a man on an arrest warrant for indecency with a child from Hidalgo County.
On Friday, May 27, 2011 a CBP officer’s query during primary inspection at the Progreso International Bridge resulted in a referral of a male passenger in a vehicle, identified as Fernando Garcia, 32, a United States citizen who resides in Corpus Christi, for a secondary examination. A CBP officer’s checks of a national database revealed a possible active warrant for indecency with a child, sexual contact with a child. CBP officers confirmed the active warrant for Garcia with pending charges related to a case from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office in Edinburg for indecency with a child and sexual contact with a child. CBP officers arrested Garcia and subsequently turned him over to the custody of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office. Garcia was transported to the Hidalgo County jail and will face pending charges.
“This wanted person was apprehended by CBP officers and will face pending charges of indecency with a child, thanks to the outstanding work being done by our officers on the frontline,” said Juan J. Contreras, acting CBP port director, Progreso. “I commend our officers for their work and outstanding dedication."
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.