Binational Coordination Leads to the Arrest of Two Homicide Fugitives
IMPERIAL, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Centro Sector Foreign Operations Branch coordinated with other agencies in a binational operation to locate and arrest two fugitives wanted for homicide.
The El Centro Sector (ELC) Foreign Operations Branch (FOB) assisted Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) with coordinating the arrest of a father and son wanted for homicide out of Los Banos, California. Authorities believed the two fugitives were attempting to hide in Mexico. ELC FOB coordinated with the Guardia Estatal de Seguridad e Investigacion (GESI) in Mexicali; they were able to locate and arrest both father and son without incident.
“Due to the binational coordination and cooperation between U.S. and Mexican authorities, two violent fugitives are now apprehended and in custody,” said Chief Patrol Agent Gregory K. Bovino. “Gone are the days where suspects can try to cross the border to hide from being brought to trial, and our communities in both countries are safer for it.”
On June 24, at about 4:30 p.m., the two men, both adult United States citizens, were deported from Mexico and turned over to the United States Marshals. Both men were booked into Imperial County Jail for their outstanding homicide warrants.