NOGALES, ARIZ.—A male Mexican national wanted on a homicide charge out of Tucson was apprehended Wednesday by Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Dennis DeConcini port of entry.
Officers first referred Alejandro Talamantes-Osorio, 28, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for additional questioning when he attempted to enter the United States through the pedestrian area. During a routine records check, Talamantes told officers he was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for homicide. He was arrested and turned over to the Tucson Police Department.
The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation's ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.
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.