Local March 22, 2019 | 7:28 am

Dominican murder suspect arrested in Puerto Rico

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico – U.S. Border Patrol agents, with the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard, identified an illegal alien female wanted for murder in the Dominican Republic identified among a group 12 illegal aliens apprehended on Tuesday attempting to enter illegally into Puerto Rico.

Authorities in the Dominican Republic issued an outstanding warrant for Yajaira Mejia Paulino, 37, over murder charges.

“Biometric technology and our work with law enforcement allows Border Patrol Agents to detect sought out criminals,” stated Xavier Morales, Ramey Sector<https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/border-patrol-sectors/ramey-sector-aguadilla-puerto-rico> Chief Patrol Agent in Aguadilla. “Our agents continue to work 24 hours a day guarding our borders against all threats.”

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