SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the San Ysidro port of entry Wednesday discovered a man was wanted for homicide by the San Diego County Sherriff’s Office.
On Jan. 25, at about 7:45 p.m., Mexican officials escorted a man to the San Ysidro pedestrian border crossing, Ped West. A CBP officer ran a fingerprint query of law enforcement databases and discovered a possible match for an active outstanding felony warrant for his arrest.
CBP officers confirmed the man's identity as 30-year-old Jorge Ibarra, a U.S. citizen, and that he was the subject of an outstanding warrant for homicide. The warrant was issued at the request of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department with bail set at $1 million.
Ibarra was transferred to the custody of U.S. Deputy Marshals and booked into the San Diego Central Jail.
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.