Douglas CBP officers nab murder suspect

Francisco Moreno-Francies

A U.S. resident residing in Agua Prieta, wanted for murder in the U.S., was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Early Wednesday morning, officers referred 52-year-old Francisco Moreno-Francies, for further questioning as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico through a pedestrian lane. A records check determined Francies was wanted on an outstanding warrant for murder out of Pima County.

After confirming the warrant, the subject was arrested and turned over to Douglas Police without further incident.

“I am proud of our CBP officers’ unrelenting commitment and attention to detail to stop all inimical threats that attempt to enter the U.S.,” said Acting Port Director J. Rene Ortega said in a press release about the arrest. “This significant arrest highlights the acute vigilance of dedicated officers working diligently in order to protect the Homeland and demonstrates the strategic joint collaboration with our law enforcement partners.”

As of Friday, Fimbres was in custody at the Cochise County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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