Lukeville, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Lukeville port of entry this morning apprehended a man wanted in a connection with a weekend slaying in Denver, Colorado. The suspect is identified as 25-year-old Timothy J. Boham.
– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Lukeville port of entry this morning apprehended a man wanted in a connection with a weekend slaying in Denver, Colorado. The suspect is identified as 25-year-old Timothy J. Boham.The apprehension occurred at approximately 10:40 a.m. today when CBP officers working the pedestrian inspection area noticed a man loitering just outside the inspection facility on U.S. soil. CBP officers approached the unknown subject at which point the subject asked if the CBP officers were with homeland security. The CBP officers identified themselves at which point the suspect told the officers that he was being sought on a murder warrant. CBP officers took the man into custody without incident and performed standard name queries. They were able to confirm an active first-degree murder warrant out of Denver. Boham is suspected in the weekend slaying of a 43-year-old businessman in Denver.
CBP officers notified detectives in Denver. They are currently making arrangements to have the suspect returned to Colorado. This is the second homicide suspect from Colorado to be apprehended by CBP officers working at Arizona border ports of entry this month. On Saturday, November 4, CBP officers at the Nogales port of entry took 27-year-old Justin Austin into custody. Austin approached the officers stating that he wanted to turn himself in because of a warrant for his arrest, but did not tell the officers what the warrant was for. The officers checked his name against the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database and discovered a warrant for his arrest on charges of first-degree murder, out of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office in Littleton, Colorado. The officers immediately took Austin into custody.
During fiscal year 2006, CBP officers at the ports of entry in Arizona processed over 35 million people, apprehending 879 people with warrants for their arrests, ranging from simple local offenses to national warrants for murder, homicide, kidnapping, child molestation, assault, sex offenses, and weapons violations.
The Office of Field Operations is responsible for operations at the border ports of entry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers’ primary mission is anti-terrorism; they screen all people, vehicles, and goods entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel into and out of the United States. Their mission also includes carrying out traditional border-related responsibilities, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration law, and protecting the nation’s food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.
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