Eagle Pass CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Wanted for Sex-Related Charges

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EAGLE PASS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Eagle Pass Port of Entry this weekend apprehended a man wanted in connection with an outstanding felony arrest warrant for alleged crimes of a sexual nature.

“Our frontline officers continue to maintain strict vigilance and this significant apprehension of a person wanted for crimes of a sexual nature underscores their continued resolve and dedication to upholding the CBP border security mission,” said Acting Port Director Gilberto Calderon, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.

CBP officers escort a wanted person at a U.S. port of entry.
CBP officers escort a wanted person at a U.S. port of

On April 30, CBP officers at Camino Real International Bridge II referred a vehicle driven by Silviano Garcia, 57, a Mexican citizen, for a secondary examination. Once in secondary, biometric verification confirmed his identity along with an active felony arrest warrant for indecency with a child and fondling, from Dallas County Sheriff’s Office in Dallas, Texas.

The warrant was confirmed to be active. CBP officers turned the man over to Maverick County Sheriff’s Office to await criminal proceedings. 

Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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