OTAY MESA, CALIF.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa passenger port of entry early this morning arrested a man wanted for murder by the Norwalk Sheriff's Office.
At about 4:45 a.m., 37-year-old Andre Arriaga-Preciado arrived at the port of entry as a pedestrian. During the inspection, the CBP officer ran systems checks and was alerted that Arriaga was wanted.
Officers confirmed Arriaga's identity and that he was the subject of an outstanding felony warrant for murder, with bail set at $1.7 million.
CBP officers at ports of entry along the California border with Mexico also captured 24 fugitives over the weekend who wanted for various crimes such as burglary, fraud, vandalism, and dangerous drug charges.
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.