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CBP U.S. Border Patrol Agents Arrest International Homicide Suspect

Release Date: 
August 21, 2012

Tucson, Ariz. - Last Friday, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended an illegal immigrant wanted for homicide in Mexico.

Ajo Station agents apprehended four individuals who entered the U.S. illegally. During processing, record checks revealed one of the men, Remigio Lopez-Alvarez, age 32, had an active homicide warrant from Chiapas, Mexico.

Through cooperation and information sharing between the Border Patrol and the government of Mexico, the warrant was entered into the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System. IAFIS gives agents the ability to quickly identify dangerous criminals and ensures that wanted persons are turned over to the appropriate agencies.

Following immigration proceedings, Lopez-Alvarez was turned over to Mexican authorities.

CBP welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free.

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.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021