TECATE, CALIF.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S. citizen yesterday who had an outstanding warrant for homicide in San Bernardino, Calif.
At approximately 7:15 p.m., agents located a 32-year-old male hiding in brush near the U.S./Mexico International Border. The man admitted to bypassing the nearby port of entry and crossing the border illegally. Agents transported the man to the Tecate port of entry. A records check revealed an outstanding homicide warrant issued by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
Border Patrol agents arrested the suspect at the port of entry. The man was turned over to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department for extradition to San Bernardino, Calif.
To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on major corridors of egress away from our Nation's borders. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.
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.