SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Thursday apprehended a fugitive with outstanding felony warrants for attempted murder and a weapons offense.
On April 2, at about 3:30 p.m., Jairo Guadalupe Madrigal entered the San Ysidro port of entry as a passenger in a grey Honda Pilot, together with the driver, an adult passenger, and three minor children also in the vehicle. A CBP officer queried Madrigal’s information against law enforcement databases and was alerted that he was wanted. CBP officers escorted the vehicle and occupants to a secure location for further investigation.
CBP used fingerprints to confirm the identity of Madrigal, a 20-year-old U.S. citizen, and the two active warrants for his arrest: a $1 million bail warrant for attempted murder by the Huron Police Department in California, and a $60,000 bail warrant for a weapons offense by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
CBP officers transported and booked Madrigal into the San Diego Central Jail to await extradition to Huron. The five occupants were released.
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.