San Diego, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Friday caught a fugitive with an active, no-bail felony warrant for homicide in the first degree, issued in 1994 at the request of the Chicago Police Department.
At about 5 p.m. on April 22, Alfredo Marin Ramirez, a 39-year-old male Mexican citizen, arrived at the San Ysidro port of entry, and requested a waiver to enter the U.S., since he did not have the required documents. Marin Ramirez presented his Mexican birth certificate and other official identification documents from Mexico.
The CBP officer scanned Marin Ramirez's fingerprints to confirm identification, and ran a routine check of law enforcement databases. The CBP officer found the outstanding warrant issued in 1994 for homicide in the first degree and confirmed the warrant with the Chicago Police Department.
CBP officers arrested Marin Ramirez; he was booked into the San Diego County Jail, pending transfer to Chicago.
Marin Ramirez was one of 18 persons with active warrants arrested attempting to enter the United States at ports of entry along the California/Mexico border this weekend. Other warrants were issued for alleged crimes related to burglary, dangerous drugs, assault, property damage, stolen vehicles, and other charges.
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.