Antonia Gabriela de la Fuente, 44, was arrested after attempting to enter the United States with an active homicide warrant.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge apprehend de la Fuente, a Brownsville resident, after officers confirmed she had an outstanding warrant for homicide out of the Dallas County Sheriff's office.
CBP turned de la Fuente over to the custody of Cameron County Sheriff’s office to await transfer to the originating agency of the warrant.
“Our officers remain vigilant in keeping our borders secure and apprehending wanted persons with outstanding warrants is an important part of our mission,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry. “I congratulate our officers for their dedication and vigilance as we continue to keep our communities safe.”
De la Fuente's warrant was confirmed through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). It is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses.
According to CBP, 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 and until proven guilty in a court of law.