SAN YSIDRO, CALIF.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the San Ysidro port of entry encountered a 24-year-old man wanted for homicide by the King County Sheriff's Office in the state of Washington.
Edgar Daniel Sanchez entered the border station on foot from Mexico at about 10:30 a.m. and approached officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Federal Protective Services (FPS); Sanchez told them he wanted to turn himself in. The FPS officers escorted Sanchez to a CBP officer who queried law enforcement databases and developed information regarding Sanchez' outstanding felony warrant.
CBP officers escorted Sanchez, a U.S. citizen, into a secure location where his identity was confirmed using the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) and other databases. Additionally, CBP officers contacted the King County Sheriff's Office to confirm that Sanchez had an active warrant for homicide and assault with bail set at $1 million.
Deputies with the U.S. Marshals Service took custody of Sanchez and booked him into the San Diego County jail, to await extradition to the state of Washington.
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.