Mexican authorities turn over murder suspect to officers in San Ysidro

SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — A Los Angeles fugitive wanted for murder was turned over to Customs and Border Protection officers by Mexican police at the San Ysidro Port of Entry and has since been extradited to Los Angeles to face charges, authorities said Thursday.

Alejandro Flores, 30, was turned over to CBP officers around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after being escorted to the pedestrian crossing in San Ysidro by Mexican law enforcement officials, CBP spokeswoman Shalene Thomas said. The CPB officers ran Flores’ fingerprints through a federal database, revealing that he was the subject of a $5.2 million murder warrant from the Los Angeles Police Department.

“This is a true testament of our efforts and partnership with Mexican officials, that we are all doing our part to keep binational communities safe,” read a statement from Pete Flores, the director of field operations for CBP in San Diego.

Jail records show Flores was taken into custody by an LAPD fugitive task force Tuesday evening and booked into an LAPD jail in Van Nuys about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. He was being held in lieu of $5.2 million bail but no court date was set as of Thursday morning.