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.