San Diego: Border Patrol Officers Take Custody of a Man Wanted for Human Trafficking & Attempted Murder

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Cross Border Express facility took a 20-year-old male fugitive into custody on Saturday who had felony offenses for human trafficking and attempted murder.

The incident occurred at about 3:22 a.m., on Aug. 4, when Mexican law enforcement officials escorted the man on foot to the Cross Border Express facility. CBP officers working at the facility took custody of the man and escorted him to a secure area for further review.

A CBP officer conducted a query of the man’s fingerprints utilizing the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). Officers confirmed the man’s identity as Alexander Grimaldi-Lomeli. CBP confirmed the man was the subject of multiple outstanding felony warrants to include human trafficking and attempted murder issued by the Los Angeles Police Department with bail set at $4.8 million.

“CBP has a good working partnership with Mexico and this apprehension highlights the benefits of that relationship,” said Pete Flores, Director of Field Operations for CBP in San Diego. “We both do our part to keep binational communities safe.”

After CBP officers confirmed the warrant, the man, a U.S. citizen, was turned over to the custody of the Los Angeles Police Department for extradition.

Press Release Provided By the US Border Patrol