EL PASO, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Air and Marine (OAM) assisted the El Paso Sherriff's Office (EPSO) with the apprehension and arrest of three subjects involved in a burglary today.
In the mid-afternoon hours, EPSO dispatch requested assistance from OAM in locating three subjects identified as having taken part in a burglary. The suspects fled in a black pick-up truck that was later located by EPSO in the desert area in Horizon, Texas, but the suspects fled on foot.
The aircrew of OAM Omaha 50 helicopter-tail number N850BP, with assistance from Clint, Texas Station U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to OAM, located two male subjects in the desert area approximately 3 miles southwest of the abounded vehicle. The remaining male subject was also located by EPSO.
All subjects were remanded into custody by EPSO.
These incidents demonstrate how integration, information sharing and rapid response amongst federal state and local agencies, can combat crime and keep our communities and borders safe.
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.