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The arrest and investigation of Guzman Salazar was handled by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which oversees the nation’s largest border crossing in San Diego.

A bail hearing was scheduled Oct. 25.

Guzman Salazar has hired Jan Ronis, whose roster of clients with links to organized crime has included Arellano Felix. Ronis said he was just learning about the case and declined to comment on the charges.