CALEXICO, CALIF.—A fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshals was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at the Calexico downtown port after Mexican law enforcement authorities turned him over to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.
CBP officers confirmed the identity of Miguel Rodriguez-Chavez, a 24-year-old U.S. citizen and resident of Watsonville, California, through the Integrated Automated Fingerprint System (IAFIS).
Deputies with the U.S. Marshals arrived at the port with a felony arrest warrant for homicide for Rodriguez-Chavez. The arrest warrant was issued out of Santa Cruz, California with bail set at $1 million.
Deputies with the U.S. Marshals later transported Rodriguez to the Imperial County jail where he awaits extradition.
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.