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Woman Wanted In Mexico For Bank Robbery Arrested In Texas

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement press release...

BROWNSVILLE, TX - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed a Mexican woman wanted for financial crimes in her home of country of Mexico Wednesday.

Maria Guadalupe Chavero-Jimenez, 30, is accused of taking money from Banco Santender, Mexico. According to Mexican authorities, in 2016, bank officials reported a total of $1.6 million pesos, approximately $85,000 U.S. dollars, had been taken from a bank vault.

The bank launched an internal investigation and learned that Chavero-Jimenez, who had access to the vault, had allegedly taken the money.

On Jan. 22, Chavero-Jimenez was encountered by Corpus Christi Police Department during a minor traffic violation. Shortly after her arrest, Chavero-Jimenez was turned over to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol (BP) in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas.

On Jan. 23, she was transferred to ICE custody and taken to the El Valle Detention Center, Raymondville, Texas. While in custody, ICE officers received confirmation that Chavero-Jimenez had an active arrest warrant in Mexico for financial crimes. On May 4, an immigration judge issued her a final order of removal.

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