CBP officers arrest two Mexican nationals with over 100 alleged fake credit cards

CBP officers arrest two Mexican nationals with over 100 alleged fake credit cards
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 2:27pm

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge arrested a male and female from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico who were wanted for credit card abuse from McAllen, Texas.

“These two fugitives were detected by our CBP frontline officers due to our ability to query everyone seeking to enter the United States at our ports of entry,” said Efrain Solis Jr., Port Director, Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas. “Having access to law-enforcement databases allows us to apprehend outstanding fugitives for other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.”

On Sunday morning, January 19, 2014 a white Nissan Sentra driven by Mary Carmen Vaquera Garcia, a 27-year-old Mexican citizen from Monterrey arrived at the Anzalduas-Reynosa International Bridge. Accompanying her was Daniel Dominguez Guardiola, age 28, also from Mexico and both presented their Mexican passports with U.S. visas. A CBP officer received an initial primary possible match and referred both travelers to secondary for further inspection. In secondary and with the use of biometric verification, CBP officers confirmed the identity of both persons as well as active arrest warrants for both from the McAllen Police Department, for credit card abuse.

Apparently, both individuals had been involved in credit card misuse/abuse where fraudulent or alleged cloned cards had been utilized to make purchases at local retail stores in McAllen. At the time of arrest, CBP officers discovered close to 100 alleged fake credit cards in their possession.

Both travelers were arrested by CBP-OFO and subsequently released to the custody of the McAllen Police Department

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