CBP Officers Arrest Murder Suspect

Andre Arriaga-Preciado, 37, attempted to pass through the Otay Mesa port of entry as a pedestrian

By Monica Garske
|  Friday, Jan 25, 2013  |  Updated 5:57 PM PDT
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A man suspected of murder was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers early Tuesday morning at the Otay Mesa port of entry.

According to border officials, 37-year-old Andre Arriaga-Preciado arrived at the port of entry on foot at around 4:45 a.m.

During an inspection, an officer checked the pedestrian’s background and discovered he was wanted to for murder by the Norwalk Sheriff’s Office.

Officers confirmed Arriaga-Preciado’s identity and said he was the subject of an outstanding felony warrant. His bail had been set at $1.7 million.

He was taken into custody at the scene.

Over the long weekend, Customs and Border Protection officers captured a total of 24 fugitives at ports of entry along the California-Mexico border. These fugitives were wanted for various crimes including burglary, fraud, vandalism and drug charges, BP officials said.
 

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