Progreso, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Progreso International Bridge apprehended a man wanted on alleged state charges for homicide.
On Nov. 8, CBP officers working at the Progeso Port of Entry came in contact with Jorge Narvaez, age 53, a U.S. citizen from Edinburg, as he was driving in from Mexico. Routine database checks revealed that the traveler was a possible match for a state warrant and it was confirmed that he was the person wanted from Harris County on charges for homicide. CBP officers arrested Narvaez and subsequently turned him over to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office where he will wait to be extradited.
Carlos Rodriguez, Port Director, Progeso/Donna Port of Entry said, “Apprehending wanted fugitives is just one of the many functions our officers routinely perform and illustrates our collaboration with other law enforcement agencies. By detecting these wanted felons, our officers are helping keep our community safe.”
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.