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CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry apprehend two men wanted for sex offenses

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended two men wanted on outstanding felony warrants for sex offenses against minors over the weekend.

“Our frontline officers continue to steadfastly uphold our border security mission. The processing and identity verification of these men with outstanding felony warrants for sex offenses against children helps keep our community safe and illustrates our dedication to our mission,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo 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 entry.

The first apprehension occurred on Sunday, January 5 at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge.  CBP officers conducted a primary examination on a male passenger arriving from Mexico and referred him to secondary for further inspection due to a possible match to an outstanding warrant.  CBP officers conducted a fingerprint check and utilizing national law enforcement databases confirmed his identity as 56-year-old Carlos Anaya, a resident of Omaha, Nebraska wanted by the Omaha Police Department on an outstanding felony warrant for 1st and 2nd degree sexual abuse of a child.  Anaya was transported to Webb County Jail pending extradition proceedings and warrant adjudication.

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The second apprehension also occurred on Sunday, January 5 at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge.  CBP officers conducted a primary examination on a male passenger arriving from Mexico and referred him to secondary for further inspection due to a possible match to an outstanding warrant.  CBP officers conducted a fingerprint check and utilizing national law enforcement databases confirmed his identity as 25-year-old Edgar Fernandez Santana, a resident of New Albany, Mississippi wanted by the New Albany Police Department on an outstanding felony warrant for incest with minor.  Fernandez Santana was transported to Webb County Jail pending extradition proceedings and warrant adjudication.

Charges and allegations contained in criminal complaints are merely accusations.  Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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This press release was originally published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.