Two men arrested at Presidio port of entry for crimes involving children

Two men arrested at Presidio port of entry for crimes involving children

Two men were arrested in separate incidents a week apart at the Presidio port of entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said Friday in a press release.

Both were apprehended during routine entry inspections when identification checks led to matches for arrest warrants, according to CBP spokesman Roger Maier.

David Castillo, 22, was taken into custody January 7 around 2 p.m. The Mexican citizen had an arrest warrant out for him in Kansas for two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, authorities said.

Raul Jose Franco, 30, was arrested Thursday afternoon the following week. The U.S. citizen was wanted out of Ector County for assault or endangerment to a child, according to the CBP release.

Castillo and Franco were both transported to the Presidio County Jail to await extradition, local authorities confirmed.

"Presentation of passports, birth certificates or any other type of entry documents at [ports of entry] not only allows entry into the United States but also affords CBP officers the opportunity to make arrests and remove criminals from the streets," said Presidio Port Director John Deputy.

On a "typical day," CBP officers arrest 21 wanted criminals at 328 ports of entry nationwide, according to 2015 data published on www.cbp.gov.

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