San Diego CBP Officers Nab Four Felons in Three Days
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa pedestrian facility apprehended a woman on Wednesday who was wanted on homicide charges by authorities in San Bernardino, California.
On Nov. 6, at about 8:40 p.m., Roxana Salazar, a 26-year-old U.S. citizen, applied for entry at the Otay Mesa port of entry on foot. CBP officers queried law enforcement databases and matched the woman to a warrant. CBP officers referred her to secondary for further processing.
CBP officers confirmed that Roxana Salazar had an active warrant for homicide from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department with a bail set at $1 million.
CBP officers transported Salazar to the Las Colinas Detention Facility to await extradition.
This is the fourth fugitive CBP officers at San Diego area ports of entry apprehended in three days, including another person wanted for homicide, and a pair who escaped from jail in Monterrey County.
“CBP officers conduct queries, ask questions, match individuals to their documents, and inspect travelers,” said Joseph Misenhelter, Officer in Charge at the Otay Mesa port of entry. “I am proud of their dedication to the mission and our country. What they do makes a real difference.”
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.