TECATE, Calif.—On Wednesday, San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a sex offender with an outstanding warrant who had crossed the border illegally.
The incident began at approximately 1:00 a.m., when agents discovered a 41-year-old U.S. citizen north of the U.S./Mexico international border hiding in brush. A records check revealed that the man is a registered sex offender with an outstanding felony warrant out of New York.
Agents took the man into custody, and he is awaiting extradition to the New York State Department of Corrections.
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.