Published On: Sat, Sep 7th, 2019

Kidnapper Destiny Galvan captured by Texas border patrol

Three preschool age children from the Rio Grande Valley are safe after CBP officers at the Presidio port of entry apprehended the person being sought in their kidnapping.

CBP officers took custody of 21-year-old Destiny Renee Tinoco, also known as Destiny Galvan, at the Presidio port Thursday night. She entered the U.S. from Mexico as a passenger in a vehicle. She was traveling with her three children, a four-year-old girl and two one-year-old boys.

Destiny Renee Tinoco, also known as Destiny Galvan

CBP officer were processing the group when their inspection revealed that the woman was sought in Harlingen on three counts of kidnapping (a third-degree felony) after Child Protective Services filed a kidnapping report. CBP officers took her into custody without incident and turned her over to Presidio Police Department officers. CPS officials took custody of the children.

“Homeland security is our primary mission however the good work of our vigilant CBP officers will often uncover other criminal acts, said acting CBP Presidio Port Director Alejandro Leos.. “We are members of the community and we have a stake in keeping our nation safe.”

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