TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers at the Port of Nogales arrested two men Sept. 18 with outstanding warrants out of Maricopa County.
CBP officers first stopped Daniel Lopez-Olivarria, a 36-year-old Mexican national residing in Avondale, Arizona, for additional questioning as he attempted to enter the U.S. through a pedestrian lane at the DeConcini crossing. When officers conducted a records check, they found that Lopez has an active arrest warrant for 2nd degree murder.
A couple of hours later, officers encountered Manuel Murrieta, a 47-year-old Nogales, Arizona resident, when he attempted to enter the U.S. through a DeConcini pedestrian crossing. Officers then learned through a records check that he has an active arrest warrant for money laundering.
Both men were turned over to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office to await extradition.
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.