U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted several convicted sex offenders – including pedophiles – attempting to enter the U.S. illegally via the Southern border.
On January 9th, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended a 43-year-old man with an outstanding felony warrant out of Waco, Texas, for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.
“A CBP officer processing commercial bus traffic arriving from Mexico, referred Erick Omar Lopez Cruz, a 43-year-old male Mexican citizen and United States Lawful Permanent Resident, for a secondary inspection. After escorting the passenger to secondary, subsequent biometric verification through law enforcement databases confirmed that the subject had an outstanding felony warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, entered by the McLennan County Sheriff’s Department out of Waco, Texas,” reported the agency.
In the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the Texas border, CBP agents made additional arrests.