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Agents Arrest Wanted Felon with 2 “Ghost Guns”

Release Date: 
February 4, 2022

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – This week, San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to San Clemente Station arrested an individual with an active felony warrant.

On Wednesday afternoon, Border Patrol agents on routine patrol stopped a vehicle on Interstate 5 near the Cristianitos Rd. exit.  Records check on the U.S. citizen driver revealed that he had an active felony warrant and was considered armed and dangerous. He was placed under arrest without incident. 

While searching the vehicle, a loaded pistol and unassembled parts of an AR-15 rifle were found. Neither firearm had serial numbers. 

The subject along with the two firearms were turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for further investigation and possible prosecution. 

To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders.  To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.

Last modified: 
February 8, 2022