Friday, January 24, 2014

Phoenix CBP Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder in Nevada

Phoenix — A Las Vegas man wanted on attempted murder charges in Nevada was apprehended Jan. 17, by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Officers first referred Jose Manuel Venegas-Barajas, 19, for additional questioning when he attempted to enter the United States aboard an international flight from Mazatlan, Mexico. During a routine records check, officers learned Venegas was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for attempted murder. He was arrested and turned over to the U.S. Marshal Service.

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 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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