Columbus, N.M. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Columbus port of entry apprehended an Albuquerque man being sought on an outstanding National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant for criminal sexual penetration. CBP officers also determined that the subject had five additional warrants for his arrest.
"The thorough and comprehensive inspections performed by CBP officers working at the Columbus port of entry resulted in this significant apprehension," said Jose Robles, acting CBP Columbus Port Director. "Homeland security is our primary mission but apprehensions like this one help make our nation and our communities safer for all."
The arrest was made at approximately 10 a.m. Sunday when 40-year-old Daniel Lee Casker entered the port from Mexico as a pedestrian. Casker presented a birth certificate and driver license to CBP officers who then conducted a name query and received information that he was wanted in Albuquerque. CBP officers took custody of Casker and then confirmed his warrant information. He was turned over to the Luna County Sheriff's Office and transported from the port of entry.
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.
For more information on CBP please tune in to AM radio 530 (Ysleta/Zaragosa area) or AM Radio 1620 (Bridge of the Americas/Paso Del Norte area). These low power radio stations continuously broadcast CBP related border crossing information in English and Spanish.
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.