Ocotillo, CA. - Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station arrested an illegal alien with extensive criminal history and an outstanding arrest warrant for felony charges.
The incident occurred at approximately 11:25 a.m., when Border Patrol agents working near Ocotillo apprehended six Mexican nationals attempting to enter the U.S. illegally from Mexico. All six illegal aliens were transported to the El Centro Border Patrol station where agents discovered that one of the group members had an outstanding warrant for assault with a deadly weapon and murder.
The suspect is identified as 48-year-old Raul Ramirez-Perez, a citizen of Mexico with felony assault and murder charges from 2005 out of Montrose County, Colorado. Perez has previously been deported from the U.S. He was turned over to the Imperial County Sheriff's Office where he awaits extradition by the Montrose County Sheriff's Office.
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.