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Thursday, August 23, 2012

CBP Officers Take Custody of Kidnapping Suspect and Missing Teen


San Luis, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protections officers assigned to the San Luis Port arrested a woman with an outstanding warrant and intercepted a missing Phoenix teen attempting to cross into the United States.

Yesterday, Rita Aguirre, 44, turned herself into CBP officers informing them she had an outstanding warrant for kidnapping. The officers took her into custody after they confirmed the warrant which was served July 2011 in New Mexico.

A couple of hours later, a 17-year-old male attempted to enter the United States through a pedestrian lane at the port. When a routine records check was run, an outstanding warrant for the missing juvenile was discovered and he was taken into custody.

Both were turned over to the San Luis, Ariz. Police Department for processing.

The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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.

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