Nogales, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales, Ariz., apprehended a murder and kidnapping suspect from Phoenix early Sunday morning.
At around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning, officers were conducting outbound examinations when they encountered 29-year-old Saul Ojeda-Beltran.
During the inspection, the officers discovered that Ojeda-Beltran was in the country illegally. Upon further examination, the officers also discovered that a warrant for his arrest on murder and kidnapping charges had been issued out of Maricopa County, Ariz.
Once the officers discovered the warrant, they took Ojeda-Beltran into custody and, using the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, verified his identity and confirmed that he was the subject of the warrant.
Ojeda-Beltran was turned over to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office for further 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.