Laredo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry detained a commercial bus passenger with an outstanding San Antonio, Texas felony warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

“CBP officers remain vigilant in intercepting travelers with outstanding warrants,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “This apprehension demonstrates our CBP officers’ vigilance and dedication to securing the homeland and keeping our communities safe.

The fugitive apprehension occurred on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge. A CBP officer at primary inspection processing arriving commercial bus passengers referred Jose L. Garcia Saucedo, a 56-year-old male Mexican national, for a secondary examination. 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 out of Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in San Antonio, Texas.

The warrant was confirmed to be active. CBP officers transported the wanted fugitive to Webb County Jail in Laredo, Texas to await criminal proceedings.

The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. Based on information from NCIC, CBP officers have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion.

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