EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the El Paso Port of Entry arrested a man being sought for the killing of a Horizon City teenager whose body was found in the desert in April 2018. The apprehension occurred shortly after 4:00 p.m. October 25 at the Bridge of the Americas border crossing.
CBP Officers performing primary vehicle inspections, identified a man as 21-year-old U.S citizen Arath Jauregui. Jauregui is wanted for the homicide of 19-year-old Jose Guadalupe Reazola, who was found dead in a far East El Paso desert on April 4, 2018. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office took custody of the suspect.
“CBP officers are diligently working to protect our nation from a wide variety of threats,” said CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector A. Mancha. “On a daily basis CBP officers identify and apprehend people who are being sought by law enforcement. Some seek sanctuary across the border but when they return to the U.S. history has shown that they will be stopped by CBP officers.”
In addition to the high-profile fugitive arrest, over the past week CBP officers apprehended 20 additional persons wanted for crimes including smuggling contraband, assault, smuggling methamphetamine, dangerous drugs, stolen vehicle, larceny, probation violation, and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
All subjects were arrested by CBP officers and turned over to federal/state authorities to face charges.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.