Douglas, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended a Mexican national, July 21, wanted for sexual assault on a minor.
CBP officers were screening travelers entering the U.S. through the Douglas Port of Entry when Carlos Beltran-Franco, 29, presented himself for entry. Officers discovered that Beltran-Franco was wanted by the Maricopa County Superior Court for sexual assault on a minor.
CBP officers arrested the resident of Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico, and turned him over to the Douglas Police Department pending extradition to the Maricopa County Sherriff's department.
The Office of Field Operations is responsible for securing our borders at the ports of entry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers' primary mission is anti-terrorism; they screen all people, vehicles, and goods entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel into and out of the United States.
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.