SAN DIEGO–U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro PedWest facility apprehended a man on Monday, who was allegedly wanted on homicide-attempted murder charges by authorities in Los Angeles.
On Nov. 4, at about 2 p.m., Mexican officials turned over Joey Alvarado, a 32-year-old U.S. citizen, to border protection officers at the PedWest facility. Officers queried law enforcement databases and matched Alvarado to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office arrest warrant, with a bail set at $1 million.
“Customs and Border Protection officials maintain collaborative relationships with our government of Mexico counterparts,” said Pete Flores, CBP Director of Field Operations in San Diego. “Partnerships with local and international law enforcement agencies are vital to creating a safer environment on both sides of the border and protecting our nation.”
The officers turned Alvarado over to deputies with the U.S. Marshals Service for transport to the San Diego Central Jail to await extradition.