BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at the Port of Baltimore arrested two Pennsylvania men November 20, who were wanted on felony arrest warrants.
The 36 and 41 year-old males, who were traveling separately, arrived at the Port of Baltimore Cruise Terminal at the end of their Caribbean vacation. The 36 year-old was wanted by the Virginia Beach, Va. Police Department on narcotic distribution charges. The 41 year-old was wanted by the Chester, Pa. Township Police Department on theft charges. CBP officers verified the validity of the warrants and confirmed extradition. CBP officers arrested the men and turned them over to Maryland Port Administration police officers for extradition.
“The United States is a welcoming nation; however, CBP remains ever vigilant in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny,” said Dianna Bowman CBP Area Port Director for the Port of Baltimore.
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products and other illicit items, and on average arrests 21 wanted persons a day at U.S. Ports of entry nationwide.
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel section to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.