EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — An American man wanted on human trafficking charges is back in the U.S. following his arrest in Mexico. 

Chihuahua state officials handed Alex S. over to U.S. authorities atop one of the international bridges in Downtown El Paso. 

Alex S., a U.S. citizen from El Paso, Texas, was arrested across the border in Juarez’s Parque Industrial neighborhood, according to a news release from the office of the Chihuahua Secretary of Public Safety, which worked with the Mexican National Guard and Mexican Immigration Institute, as well as the U.S. Marshals Service to carry out the exchange.  

Chihuahua state officials say the joint efforts are meant to maintain peace and protect Chihuahuan families.