Valley Man Arrested At Border for Money Laundering

BROWNSVILLE–A Harlingen man wanted on a money laundering charge in Beaumont was arrested Monday at a Brownsville International Bridge.

A Customs and Border Protection officer working pedestrian enforcement operations at Gateway International Bridge came in contact with 24-year-old Alfonso Torres .

The primary CBP officer’s queries revealed an active arrest warrant for Torres from Jefferson County in Beaumont for money laundering. Torres was escorted to CBP secondary for further identification.

A CBP officer’s secondary checks of a national database confirmed the active arrest warrant for Torres from a money laundering case. Torres was arrested by CBP officers and subsequently turned over to the Cameron County Sherriff’s Office for transportation to the Carrizales/Rucker Detention Center pending extradition to Jefferson County .

“A primary CBP officer’s vigilance and use of a national database contributed to the identification of Alfonso Torres a wanted fugitive,” said Michael Freeman, CBP Port Director for Brownsville. ” I commend our CBP officers for the arrest of this wanted fugitive in this alleged money laundering case.”

–South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

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