NOGALES, ARIZ.—Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Tucson Field Office arrested a 42-year-old U.S. citizen Wednesday with an outstanding arrest warrant for an escape offense out of the Colorado Department of Corrections in relation to a "dangerous drugs" charge.
Officers at the Dennis DeConcini Port referred a 44-year-old female driver and her male passenger, Hime Corona, for a secondary inspection of her Volkswagen sedan when they attempted to enter the United States. When officers ran a routine records check, they discovered the warrant and arrested Corona. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office was contacted and took custody of the Corona while he awaits extradition. The female driver, also a U.S. citizen, was released without further incident.
CBP's Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Homeland Security 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.