A Salinas, California man who featured twice on the television show “America’s Most Wanted,” was arrested recently by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the port of San Luis. The show featured Raul Marin Sandoval, 26, in episodes that aired March and December 2011, indicating he was wanted in Salinas for homicide.
Officers referred Sandoval for additional inspection when he attempted to enter the United States through a pedestrian crossing Tuesday. He was later taken into custody after a routine record check disclosed the 2004 homicide warrant; which was confirmed through the Monterey Sheriff’s Office. The San Luis Police subsequently took custody of Sandoval.
In fiscal year 2012, CBP officers at Arizona ports arrested 401 people wanted for crimes such as murder, rape, assault, robbery and other criminal activity. More than 6,000 individuals were identified as inadmissible due to national security, insufficient or fraudulent documents, and other inadmissibility concerns.