Local May 20, 2014 | 5:19 pm

U.S. agents arrest Dominican Republic murder suspect

AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – Border Patrol officers assigned to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Tuesday arrested Rafael Brito Cruz, 48, wanted on an arrest warrant from Dominican Republic where he faces charges of homicide.

Earlier in the morning Puerto Rico police agents of the Joint Rapid Action Force (FURA) alerted the border patrol task force at Ramey that a yola-type boat was approaching the shore at the town of Rincon. Upon reaching the ramp in the Black Eagle sector, border patrol agents spotted the 16-foot long boat.

Arrested in the area was an undocumented alien who claimed to be a Dominican national, who was identified as Rafael Brito, and transferred to Ramey station for processing. A review of biometric databases revealed an arrest warrant for murder against Mr Brito Cruz. “Mr Brito Cruz will be prosecuted for infringement of United States immigration legislation and deported to the Dominican Republic.”

The CBP’s main goal is to arrest and prosecute individuals or organizations of smugglers, as well as criminals seeking to escape detection by the authorities.

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