San Diego CBP Officers Intercept Felons Back to Back
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the San Ysidro port of entry intercepted two men with unrelated warrants in two days.
On Nov. 28, at about 2:30 p.m., Antonio Gonzalez, a 43-year-old Mexican citizen and Lawful Permanent Resident, applied for entry at the San Ysidro PedWest facility. CBP Officers queried law enforcement databases and matched the man to a warrant. CBP officers referred him to secondary for further processing.
CBP officers confirmed that Antonio Gonzalez had an active warrant for sexual assault from the Madera County Sheriff’s Department with a bail set at $1.2 million.
The next morning, at about 1 a.m., Paul Pray, a 37-year-old U.S. citizen, applied for entry through a trusted traveler vehicle lane. CBP Officers queried law enforcement databases and matched the man to a warrant. CBP officers referred him to secondary for further processing.
CBP officers confirmed that Paul Pray had an active warrant for assault from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department with a bail set at $100,000.
CBP officers transported both to the San Diego County Jail to await criminal proceedings.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.