Calexico, Calif. - CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a Romanian with an outstanding warrant out of Verona, Italy.
On August 11, the El Centro Sector Border Patrol apprehended eight Romanians who entered from Mexico into the United States illegally. One of the individuals, a 31 year old man, is wanted by Italian authorities on suspected involvement in drug trafficking.
Through a coordinated effort, Border Patrol agents and Washington D.C. Interpol authorities confirmed both the outstanding warrant and the photo-matching identity of the wanted man.
The Border Patrol will process the man for removal and will turn over custody to Immigrations & Customs Enforcement Detention Removal Officers for extradition proceedings to Italian authorities.
The El Centro Border Patrol's "See Something, Say Something" Campaign is a simple and effective program to increase the safety and welfare of the Imperial Valley by bringing public awareness to the indicators of crime and other threats. The community plays a key role keeping our country safe by identifying and reporting suspicious or criminal activity. We encourage Imperial Valley residents to report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at (800) 901-2003.
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.