SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at San Ysidro’s Ped West facility on Monday took a man into custody who was wanted for homicide.
“Coordination with Mexico is key to border security,” said Pete Flores, director of field operations for CBP in San Diego. “This is a true testament of our efforts and partnership with Mexican officials, that we are all doing our part to keep bi-national communities safe.”
On Apr. 10, at about 9:35 p.m., 20-year-old Frank Perez, a U.S. citizen, was turned over to CBP officers by Mexican authorities. A CBP officer conducted a query to get biometric information on the man via the “Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System” (IAFIS). The information revealed the man was wanted by Los Angeles Police Department on an outstanding felony warrant for homicide-murder with no bail set.
After the warrant was confirmed, CBP officers turned Perez over to the FBI.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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.