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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Authorities have arrested a Mexican fugitive connected to a California homicide investigation as he attempted to illegally enter Arizona.

Border Patrol agents said Friday that Jesus Daniel Sanchez-Bastidas was taken into custody near Nogales.

Agents say Sanchez-Bastidas was caught early Thursday along with a group of other immigrants trying to illegally cross the border.

Sanchez-Bastidas was on a Diplomatic Security Service most wanted list for passport fraud.

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office in California was also pursuing Sanchez-Bastidas for questioning in a homicide.

Authorities say Sanchez-Bastidas was arrested in 2010 for conspiracy to commit a felony and being a gang member carrying a loaded firearm.

Associated Press,

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