EL PASO, TEXAS—Diligence on the part of U.S. Border Patrol agents in the downtown El Paso area Monday resulted in the arrest of a Mexican citizen with an active arrest warrant out of New Brunswick, N.J.
On March 11 at 10:35 p.m. agents observed an individual running north from the U.S./Mexico border after he rappelled off the Stanton Street Bridge. 27-year-old Marco Antonio Miranda-DeJesus, was apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents after making a desperate attempt to enter the country illegally. After a brief foot chase, agents took him into custody and transported him to the processing center for further investigation.
At the processing center Miranda's biometric information was submitted into the Integrated Automated Identification System, which revealed an extensive criminal history. Record checks indicated the subject had an active warrant for murder in the first degree, attempted murder in the first degree, second degree aggravated assault, first degree gang criminality, second degree conspiracy and unlawful possession of a weapon.
Miranda was processed and charged with illegal entry and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility to await extradition to New Jersey.
This arrest is an example of the impact being made on a regular basis by the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol to increase the quality of life in the communities that they serve while securing our nation's borders.
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.