CBP Officers Arrest Fugitive Sought for Trafficking Children for Sexual Purposes

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Stock Photo: Children at Border
Stock Photo: Children at Border

EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Presidio port of entry arrested a 45-year-old U.S. citizen female who had an arrest warrant for trafficking children for sexual purposes. The apprehension occurred at approximately 6 a.m. Nov. 13.   

CBP officers performing their duties encountered a 2014 Mazda arriving from Mexico with four passengers. While conducting primary inspections on the vehicle and its occupants, a CBP officer identified the driver as having an outstanding warrant. CBP officers took the woman into custody and confirmed the warrant out of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. The Presidio Police Department took custody of the suspect.  

Additionally, over the past week CBP officers apprehended 31 additional persons wanted for crimes such as dangerous drugs, larceny, robbery, fraud, assault, escape from custody, alien smuggling, sexual assault of a child and sexual offense of a child. 

“The alleged trafficking of innocent children for sexual purposes is a heinous charge,” said CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector A. Mancha. “CBP collaborates with other law enforcement agencies to bring those who commit crimes to justice.”  

All subjects were arrested by CBP officers and turned over to federal/state authorities to face charges.  

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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.

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