Santa Teresa, New Mexico - A man being sought in connection with a killing in Albuquerque is in custody after surrendering to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry Sunday. The man was being sought in connection with the May 17, 2010 shooting death of 20-year-old Miguel Barragan in Albuquerque.
The apprehension was made after New Mexico State Police officers arrived at the Santa Teresa crossing Sunday afternoon to advise CBP that a man being sought in New Mexico was planning to turn himself in shortly. Albuquerque police department officers also arrived at the port of entry to await the arrival of the suspect.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. a man identified as 19-year-old Oscar Rodolfo Orejel arrived as a pedestrian and presented his identification documents to CBP officers at the port. CBP officers confirmed the identity of the individual and took custody of the subject. They then confirmed that there was an active National Crime Information Center warrant for his arrest. The suspect was turned over to Albuquerque Police Department officials who then departed the port of entry with Orejel.
The suspect had been featured on the Stop Albuquerque Gangs website as a most wanted person. (Albuquerque's Most Wanted Gang Members)
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.