Texas border affairs
LAREDO, TexasâUnited States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry arrested a man at the gateway to the International Bridge of the Americas who had a pending warrant in Noblesville, N.Y. Indiana, for pedophilia.
âOur officers remain vigilant to ensure the security of our borders and apprehending wanted persons with pending warrants is an important part of carrying out our border security mission,â said Albert Flores, Director of the Laredo Port of Entry. .
The arrest took place on Wednesday January 5 at the Gateway to the Americas international bridge. A CBP officer in charge of vehicle trafficking from Mexico referred Roberto Casso, a 79-year-old US citizen, for a secondary inspection. After escorting the passenger to high school, a subsequent biometric check through law enforcement databases confirmed the subject had an arrest warrant for pending child molestation being pursued by the sheriff’s department from Hamilton County to Noblesville, Indiana.
CBP officers confirmed the warrant was active. CBP turned Casso over to the custody of the Webb County Sheriff’s Office.
The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is a centralized automated database designed to share information between law enforcement agencies, including pending warrants for a wide range of offenses. Based on NCIC information, CBP agents have already arrested wanted individuals for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, drug distribution, child sexual abuse, fraud, theft and military desertion. . Criminal charges are just allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until their guilt has been proven by a court.