C.B.P. News Release

CBP Officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge Apprehend Two Fugitives Wanted for Armed Felony/Robbery with a Deadly Weapon

(Monday, August 16, 2010)

Hildalgo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Hidalgo International Bridge apprehended two northbound travelers wanted by the State of Texas on a charge of alleged armed felony/robbery- with deadly weapon this last weekend.

On Aug. 14, CBP officers working at the Hidalgo International Bridge came in contact with a male and female northbound couple returning to the United States from Mexico. The male traveler was identified as Luis Cruz, 27, a U.S. citizen from Houston, Texas and the female as Crystal Salazar, 23, a U.S. citizen from Houston. A check of a CBP national database identified both subjects as fugitives wanted by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Houston, Texas on state charges of armed felony/robbery with a deadly weapon. After their arrest, the travelers were transferred to the custody of the Hidalgo, Texas Police Department and both are pending extradition proceedings to Harris County.

“In the screening of arriving international travelers, our officers were able to identify this man and woman as fugitives,