TUCSON, ARIZ.—A Mexican national wanted on an active felony warrant for murder was apprehended Saturday by Border Patrol agents from the Douglas Station.
Agents apprehended Narcizo Yepiz-Urrea, 29, for being illegally present in the United States. During processing, however, they discovered he was wanted in Phoenix on first-degree murder charges.
Yepiz-Urrea was turned over to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office to await extradition by U.S. Marshals.
The Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), used to conduct criminal and immigration checks, allows Border Patrol agents to quickly identify and classify criminal offenders and wanted persons. IAFIS ensures offenders face an appropriate law-enforcement resolution and penalized to the fullest extent of the law.
Border Patrol agents work diligently to ensure America's borders remain safe, and that dangerous individuals are prevented from making it further into the interior of the United States.
CBP welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.
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.