SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro’s Ped West facility took a 30-year-old male fugitive into custody on Tuesday who was wanted for homicide-murder.
The incident occurred at about 3:35 p.m. on Nov. 28, when the man, a U.S. citizen and resident of Los Angeles, was escorted on foot to San Ysidro’s Ped West facility by Mexican law enforcement officials. CBP officers working the pedestrian facility took custody of the man, and escorted him to a secure area for further review.
A CBP officer conducted a query of the man’s fingerprints utilizing the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), confirming his identity as Alejandro Flores, and revealing that he was the subject of an outstanding felony warrant for homicide-murder issued by the Los Angeles Police Department with bail set at $5.2 million.
“This is a true testament of our efforts and partnership with Mexican officials, that we are all doing our part to keep binational communities safe,” said Pete Flores, Director of Field Operations for CBP in San Diego.
After the warrant was confirmed, the man was turned over to the custody of the Los Angeles Police Department for extradition.
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.