McAllen man wanted for indecency with a child arrested at international bridge

A McAllen man is being held on $100,000 in bonds after U.S. Customs and Border Protection discovered he had a warrant for indecency with a child when he tried to enter the U.S. Wednesday at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge.

Primitivo Garza, 67, is charged with two counts.

According to CBP, Garza showed up in the pedestrian line and during primary inspection officers learned he was a possible match for an arrest warrant issued on Tuesday by the McAllen Police Department.

A biometric verification confirmed Garza had the warrants for alleged sexual contact with a child under the age of 17.

“Helping out law enforcement partners locate fugitives of the law, especially those sought for allegedly causing harm to children is one of the many duties CBP officers perform daily,” Carlos Rodriguez, port director, said in a news release.