Salton City, Calif. - CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Border Patrol station arrested a 19-year-old United States citizen with an outstanding warrant for murder.
The incident occurred at the Highway 86 Checkpoint near Salton City at around 9:30 p.m., when a Border Patrol agent interviewed a male individual in the secondary inspection lanes. Record checks were performed on the individual and revealed a $10,000,000 warrant out of Los Angeles, California for murder. The individual was subsequently placed under arrest.
The suspect was turned over to the Imperial County Sheriff's Office and will be extradited to Los Angeles, California.
The El Centro Sector's Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please 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.