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Virgin Islands CBP Identifies US Citizen with Outstanding Warrant from Florida

Release Date: 
July 21, 2014

SAINT CROIX, US Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers in the US Virgin Islands identified last Saturday a man with an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation and Failure to Appear charges from Broward County in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Imron Stewart Mathurin, 37, a citizen of the United States and resident of Georgia, was identified after he presented himself for CBP inspection at the Henry E. Rohlson Airport in St. Croix, before boarding a flight bound to Miami with Atlanta as final destination.

Law enforcement databases alerted to an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

“Customs and Border Protection is an agency committed to securing our borders while at the same time cooperating with other law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of U.S. laws”, stated Vinroy Douglas, St. Croix Port Director.  “CBP officers will ensure that individuals that have transgressed the criminal justice system and are encountered at our borders are identified and detained.”

CBP Field Operations Officers in St. Croix contacted CBP officers in Miami, and made arrangements to meet the subject planeside upon his arrival.  The officers confirmed Mr. Mathurin’s identity and verified the outstanding warrant. The Miami Dade Police Department was notified, responded and took custody of the subject. 

CBP officers detect many individuals wanted by authorities in the continental U.S., upon their arrival to the USVI, or upon their return to the mainland from the USVI.