Carlos Ulises Martinez, a 30-year-old Tucson man featured in Tucson’s Most Wanted, was arrested as he tried to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales earlier on Monday.
Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Port arrested Martinez, who is wanted in connection with a 2007 murder in Pima County. Officers conducted a routine records check which revealed an active arrest warrant out of Pima County. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the warrant and took custody of Martinez.
Earlier in the day, a Mexican national was arrested by officers inspecting passengers arriving at the Mariposa Port aboard a tourist bus. Jose Garnica-Melgoza, 32, who lives in Bothell, Washington State, was taken into custody after officers confirmed his identity as a suspect wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant out of that state on Possession of dangerous drugs. Local authorities confirmed the warrant, and he was also turned over to Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies.