YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S. citizen at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint late Saturday after finding he had an active warrant for attempted murder.
Wellton Station agents working at the immigration checkpoint referred the driver of a Chevy Impala to secondary inspection after a canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect. During the inspection, agents conducted records checks revealing the subject was wanted for a fatal stabbing in Peoria, Arizona. Agents also found a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle.
The driver, vehicle, and marijuana were turned over to Peoria Police Department.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers may remain anonymous.
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.