El Paso, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the El Paso port of entry on Monday took custody of a man wanted on an outstanding homicide warrant in Santa Ana, California. The man was taken into custody without incident.
The apprehension occurred at 8 p.m. Monday night at the Bridge of the Americas pedestrian crossing in El Paso. CBP officers were performing inspections when a man applied for entry. CBP officers queried a document the man presented and received notification that the person had active warrants. CBP officers took custody of the man and continued their exam including a fingerprint scan. The inspection then revealed that the person was being sought on a May 2010 homicide warrant and an August 2009 parole violation warrant.
CBP officers arrested 35-year-old Rojelio Reyes Calvillo, a U.S. citizen and resident of Tustin, Calif. He was turned over to the El Paso Police Department and booked into the El Paso County Jail where he is currently detained and awaiting extradition.
"CBP officers at the El Paso port of entry have successfully identified and apprehended several homicide suspects during the past year," said William Molaski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso Port Director. "People who are wanted for murder, sexual assault crimes, robbery and other criminal acts pose a threat to the general population. When CBP officers stop these people at the border it helps keep El Paso and the surrounding community safe."
While anti-terrorism is the primary mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the ports of entry associated with this mission results in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in all categories.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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.