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Published:January 24th, 2008 10:32 EST
Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on the Arrest of a Suspect in the Killing of Border Patrol Agent Aguilar

Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on the Arrest of a Suspect in the Killing of Border Patrol Agent Aguilar

By SOP newswire

Mexican authorities have announced the arrest of a suspect in the murder of Border Patrol Agent Luis Aguilar. I have communicated with Interior Minister Juan Camilo Mouriño to thank him for Mexico’s quick action in locating and apprehending the suspect.

I applaud the Government of Mexico for their investigative work and assistance. We will continue to work with Mexican authorities to investigate this heinous act, and pursue swift justice.

The murder of Agent Aguilar represents a tragic and outrageous example of border violence. We are placing our highest priority on combating and ending the increase in violence, and we offer our deepest condolences to the Aguilar family.

DHS