Atlanta - Customs and Border Protection officers at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport have arrested an individual wanted for homicide.
The arrest occurred on April 16, while CBP officers were performing inspections on arriving passengers from El Salvador. Officers encountered a 40-year-old male citizen of El Salvador and Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States.
During inspection, officers discovered there was a warrant for the subjects arrest on homicide charges from Dallas, Texas. Subsequently, officers positively identified him by checking his fingerprints through the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS).
"This arrest shows the important work our CBP officers do to keep the American public safe," said Stephen Kremer, port director in Atlanta. "The hard work and vigilance of our officers is critical to maintaining our border enforcement efforts."
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.