Nogales, Ariz. - Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales port of entry conducting routine screening of travelers returning and departing the United States arrest seven individuals on outstanding warrants. One of whom was a 42-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora who was wanted for child molestation charges.
All the arrests occurred between December 20 and December 27 at the Dennis DeConcini port of entry and Morley pedestrian crossing.
The 42-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora who was wanted for child molestation presented himself to CBP officers stating he had an outstanding warrant and wanted to turn himself in. The man was immediately secured and the warrants were confirmed. Two outstanding warrants were found, one for child molestation and the other for continuous sexual abuse of a minor. He was turned over to the local police for processing.
Another arrest was a 20-year-old female from New York who applied for admission into the U.S. at the DeConcini port of entry pedestrian crossing. Officers conducted routine checks which revealed the woman had an outstanding warrant. The warrant was issued from the state of New York for possession of stolen property and petty larceny.
Later, a 46-year-old Phoenix man was apprehended as he tried to sneak aboard a commercial train. After securing the individual, officers conducted routine checks which revealed two outstanding warrants from Guadalupe City Court for failure to appear.
Those arrested ranged in age from 19 - 46, of the seven, two were females. The outstanding warrants were for traffic violations, driving under the influence, failure to appear, child molestation, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
All seven individuals were turned over to state and local police for processing.
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.