CBP Discovers Homicide Suspect is Illegal Alien Using Fraudulent Documents
(Monday, April 13, 2009)

Calexico, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered that a 35-year-old man wanted on two felony warrants including an outstanding homicide warrant out of Modesto, Calif., is an illegal alien from Mexico, officials announced today.

On Saturday, April 11, at about 11:50 p.m., Carlos Acosta Gonzalez presented a counterfeit temporary Lawful Permanent Resident card to the CBP officer when he entered the Calexico downtown port as a pedestrian. The officer suspected the document was counterfeit and escorted Gonzalez to the secondary inspection area for further investigation.

During the secondary inspection, officers conducted a 10-print query utilizing the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System confirming his identity and that he was wanted for homicide in Modesto, Calif., as well as for a parole violation in Sacramento, Calif. Officers also confirmed that the document Gonzalez presented was in fact counterfeit.

Officers subsequently determined Gonzalez was a citizen of Mexico with no legal documents to enter the United States and placed a hold on him for purposes of initiating removal proceedings at the conclusion of his criminal proceedings.

Gonzalez was processed by CBP, paroled into the country, and was transferred to the custody of the Calexico Police Department.

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.

Contacts For This News Release
Angelica De Cima
CBP Public Affairs
Phone: (619) 652-9966 Ext: 114/192
Fax: (619) 645-6641

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