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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Colorado Man Wanted for Homicide Nabbed at Port



San Luis, Ariz. — A Colorado man wanted for homicide was arrested Tuesday by Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Luis Port of Entry.

Consuelo Zavala, 35, was selected for additional questioning when he attempted to enter the United States through a pedestrian lane. After a routine records check revealed the warrant out of Weld County, Colo., he was arrested and turned over to the San Luis Police Department for extradition.

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.

CBP's Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Homeland Security 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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