TUCSON, Ariz. — A Mexican national wanted on sexual molestation charges out of southern California was arrested Oct. 23 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Nogales.
Officers referred Gabriel Alcaraz, 54, for additional questioning when he attempted to enter the United States through a vehicle lane at the Mariposa crossing. Officers conducting a routine records check learned Alcaraz is wanted by Fontana, California, police on an outstanding arrest warrant for child molestation. After confirming the active warrant, he was turned over to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department.
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.