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Baltimore CBP Arrests Virginia Man on a Multiple-Felony Warrant

Release Date: 
December 21, 2018

BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Virginia man Sunday at the Baltimore Cruise Terminal who was wanted in Portsmouth, Virginia on five felony charges.

CBP officers arrested Corey D. Armistead, 29, as he disembarked a cruise ship as a passenger. The felony charges included grand larceny, burglary and willful destruction of property.

CBP officer working passenger operations at an international airport. (file photo)Officers verified Armistead’s identity and confirmed that the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office desired to initiate extradition proceedings, then turned Armistead over to Maryland Transportation Authority Police officers.

“This arrest illustrates the unique border security authority that Customs and Border Protection contributes to help our law enforcement partners bring dangerous fugitives to justice.  Capturing wanted persons at our nation’s ports of entry is one way in which CBP helps to keep our communities safe,” said Casey Durst, CBP’s Director of the Baltimore Field Office.

CBP officers screen both foreign visitors and U.S. citizens arriving and departing the United States and search for wanted persons, narcotics, unreported currency, weapons, counterfeit consumer goods, prohibited agriculture, and other illicit products to assure that global tourism remains safe and strong. 

On a typical day, CBP officers arrest 21 wanted persons at our nation’s 328 ports of entry across the United States. Learn about what else CBP accomplished during "A Typical Day."

CBP's border security mission is led at ports of entry by CBP officers from the Office of Field Operations.  Please visit CBP Ports of Entry to learn more about how CBP’s Office of Field Operations secures our nation’s borders.

Learn more about CBP at CBP.gov.

Last modified: 
December 21, 2018