Lordsburg, N.M. - U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector agents working in the Lordsburg, N.M. area arrested a man on Friday, August 17, who is wanted for a suspected homicide in Omaha, Nebraska.
Agents assigned to the Lordsburg Border Patrol station were patrolling the border in a remote area of southwestern New Mexico when they arrested a citizen of Mexico identified as 51-year-old Oscar Rosario Hernandez.
Hernandez' biometric information was submitted into the Integrated Automated Identification System (IAFIS) which revealed that he had an active warrant for homicide submitted by the Omaha, Nebraska Police Department in 1980.
Hernandez is currently being held at the Luna County Detention Facility pending extradition to Omaha where he will face outstanding offenses. The subject will also be processed for illegal entry into the United States.
Bringing criminals to justice along our nation's borders is a common practice exercised by agencies under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security, including the U.S. Border Patrol. This case is a sparkling example of the ongoing commitment by U.S. Border Patrol agents, in partnership with other law enforcement agencies, to ensure the safety and security of our nation and communities to which they serve.
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.