San Luis, Ariz. - A 20-year-old California man with an outstanding arrest warrant for attempted murder/obstructing justice out of Riverside County, Calif., was arrested Friday by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers.
Officers at the San Luis Port referred the driver and passenger of a Dodge truck for a secondary inspection when the two applied for entry into the United States. When officers ran a routine records check, they discovered the warrant and arrested the passenger, identified as Jose Alfredo Rodriguez of Riverside. The San Luis Police Department was contacted and took custody of Rodriguez for extradition. The driver was released without further incident.
The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within CBP 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.