Border agents nab 28 fugitives in a week

Posted at 4:29 PM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 20:15:12-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Border agents have arrested almost 30 fugitives at the border in just the last week.

U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said Friday they have captured 28 fugitives with outstanding felony warrants, two of which are homicide suspects, at ports of entry along the California-Mexico border from April 7 to 13. 

Officers arrested the fugitives on various charges, including larceny, alien smuggling, burglary, conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin, assault, and homicide. In multiple instances, the fugitives were U.S. citizens.

"CBP officers engage with thousands of travelers on a daily basis and are the first line of defense for our Nation," Pete Flores, director of field operations for CBP in San Diego, said. "Apprehensions like these showcase the necessity and vigilance of our officers on the front line."

Thursday, agents arrested Manny Daniel Aguirre after he entered the U.S. through the San Ysidro Port of entry as a pedestrian. Officers found that Aguirre was wanted by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for homicide with bail set at $2 million. He was also wanted for a parole violation.

Just two days earlier, another individual, Frank Perez, wanted in Los Angeles for homicide was arrested at the border.