Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Border Patrol agents at the Brownsville Port of Entry came in contact with a man wanted for attempted homicide from Paterson, New Jersey.
On August 18, 2011, CBP officers and Border Patrol agents working southbound traffic at the Los Indios International Bridge encountered a passenger in a Chevrolet SUV. The male, identified as Noel Raul Suruy, a 39-year-old Guatemalan citizen and resident of Elmwood Park, New Jersey was escorted to secondary for verification of an outstanding arrest warrant for attempted homicide of four people with a machete (a large heavy knife with a broad blade).
At secondary, the CBP database identified Noel Raul Suruy as the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant from Paterson, New Jersey. CBP officers arrested Noel Raul Suruy and subsequently turned him over to the custody of the Cameron County Sheriff's Office. Noel Raul Suruy was transported to the Carrizales/Rucker Detention Center pending extradition to Paterson, New Jersey.
"This wanted fugitive will be extradited to face pending charges in New Jersey as a direct result of the outstanding work our officers and agents are doing on America's frontline, ' said Michael Freeman, CBP Port Director, Brownsville Port of Entry. "This is an excellent job and another great arrest by CBP."
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.