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CBP Officers Apprehend Man Wanted on $5 Million Warrant for Racketeering, Drug Charges

Release Date: 
August 6, 2014

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Tuesday apprehended a 31-year-old fugitive with an outstanding felony warrant for racketeering and drug charges, with bail set at $5 million.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m., August 5, Samuel Silva Morelos, a Mexican citizen, entered the port as a pedestrian. A CBP officer queried Silva’s information in law enforcement databases and was alerted to an active warrant. Silva was escorted to a secure location for further investigation.

CBP officers processed Silva, confirmed his identity, and that he was wanted in connection with an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations and  by the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls, Ore.

Silva, a resident of Compostela, Nayarit, Mexico, was taken into custody and later booked into the San Diego County Jail to await extradition.

Also on Tuesday, CBP officers at the San Ysidro port of entry apprehended six other wanted fugitives with outstanding warrants for their arrest, for crimes such as possession of forged items, burglary, and cocaine smuggling.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021