CBP Officers Capture 28 Fugitives over the Last 7 Days
Two were wanted for homicide.
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry along the California border with Mexico over the week captured 28 fugitives with outstanding felony warrants including two who were wanted for homicide.
From Fri., Apr. 7 through Thurs., Apr. 13, CBP officers arrested 28 fugitives for various charges that included, larceny, alien smuggling, conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin, burglary, weapon offense, assault and homicide.
On Apr. 13, CBP officers apprehended Manny Daniel Aguirre after he entered the U.S. through the San Ysidro port of entry as a pedestrian. Officers determined he was wanted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for homicide with bail set at $2 million. He was also wanted for a parole violation.
The above apprehension comes on the heels of a previous homicide arrest that was made on Apr. 11, of Frank Perez who was wanted by the Los Angeles Police Department. To read more about that interdiction, please visit: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/cbp-officers-apprehend-man-wanted-homicide-warrant.
“CBP officers engage with thousands of travelers on a daily basis and are the first line of defense for our Nation,” said Pete Flores, director of field operations for CBP in San Diego. “Apprehensions like these showcase the necessity and vigilance of our officers on the front line.”
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.