San Juan, Puerto Rico - Early this morning U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a woman wanted by the Puerto Rico Police Department as the main suspect in a very public homicide case.
Aida De Los Santos-Pineda, 57, presented herself for admission at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport after arriving from the Dominican Republic.
Law enforcement databases revealed that Ms. De Los Santos was being sought as a suspect in the homicide of the wife of a retired Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Supreme Court Judge.
Immigration databases revealed that Ms. De Los Santos was illegally present in the United States at the time of the alleged incident.
CBP Enforcement Officers paroled Ms. De Los Santos, pending the results of prosecution, transferring her custody to the Puerto Rico Police.
"Customs and Border Protection is an agency committed to securing our borders, while at the same time, cooperating with other law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of U.S. laws," stated Marcelino Borges, director of Field Operations for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers' primary mission is anti-terrorism; they screen all people, vehicles, and goods entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel into and out of the United States. CBP Office of Field Operations is committed to securing our borders and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of U.S. laws at the nation's borders.
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.