U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended a subject wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for homicide.
The apprehension occurred on Wednesday, Mar. 27 at the Gateway to the America International Bridge. CBP officers conducted a primary examination on a male subject attempting to make entry via the pedestrian lanes and upon further inspection, the subject was found to be a possible match to an outstanding warrant. CBP officers conducted a fingerprint check and utilizing national law enforcement databases confirmed his identity as 19-year-old Edwin Javier Hurtado Valdez, a Mexican citizen wanted by the Anne Arundel County in Annapolis, Maryland on an outstanding felony warrant for homicide. Hurtado Valdez was transported to Webb County Jail.
“Our frontline officers continue to steadfastly uphold our border security mission. The processing and identity verification of a man with an outstanding felony warrant for homicide helps keep our community safe and illustrates our dedication to our mission,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.
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