With the Obama administration facing questions over the release of thousands of criminal immigrants, Customs and Border Patrol says it has apprehended a Mexican national suspected of murder attempting to illegally enter the U.S.
CBP arrested Ignacio Luque Verdugo, a 31-year-old Mexican citizen, after he illegally entered the U.S. about three miles west of the Calexico, California port of entry on Friday morning.
When CBP ran Luque’s information through law enforcement databases they discovered he was wanted, on an active felony warrant, for First Degree Murder in Colorado.
According to CBP, Luque was in their custody as of Monday and was slated to be turned over to the Imperial County Sheriff’s Department.
Last fiscal year the El Centro Sector apprehended 14,511 people attempting to illegally enter the U.S.
Luque’s apprehension comes amid an uproar over the release of a multiple-deportee, multiple- felon illegal immigrant from the custody of local law enforcement in the sanctuary city of San Francisco. The illegal immigrant, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, is now charged with murdering Kathryn Steinle on a San Francisco pier.