SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico West port of entry took a 34-year-old male fugitive into custody who was wanted for homicide.
The incident occurred at about 8 a.m. on Mar. 30, when the man, a U.S. citizen, approached a CBP officer and handed him a U.S. passport. During the course of the inspection, the officer determined that further inspection was necessary and the man was referred to secondary processing.
A CBP officer conducted a query of the man’s fingerprints utilizing the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), confirming his identity as Efrain Alvarez, and revealing that he was the subject of an outstanding felony warrant for homicide issued by the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department with no bail set.
After the warrant was confirmed, the man was turned over to the custody of the Calexico Police Department and transported to the Imperial County jail to await 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.