Los Angeles - On Jan. 19, at approximately 4:38 p.m., U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Los Angeles International Airport arrested Jose Tulio Deras Aguirre as he arrived from Mexico City, Mexico. Deras is accused of killing his 10-month old daughter during a confrontation with his wife last Saturday in South Gate, Calif.
The Salvadoran national arrived escorted by Mexican Immigration officials. Deras was met planeside by CBP officers who processed and arrested him. Deras was subsequently turned over to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
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.