BOSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Boston Logan International Airport arrested two individuals on September 14 in unrelated cases who were wanted on active felony arrest warrants.
CBP officers referred 38-year-old, citizen of Portugal and resident of the United Kingdom, Marcio Jose De Medeiros Curvelo for a secondary exam following his arrival on a flight from Iceland. During the course of the interview officers discovered De Medeiros Curvelo was the subject of active warrants out of Fall River, Mass. for Operating Under the Influence Causing Serious Bodily Injury and Operating Recklessly to Endanger.
Also on September 14, CBP officers performing outbound examinations encountered 48-year-old, U.S. citizen and resident of Boston, Ramona Marinez who they identified was the subject of four active warrants out of Boston for Drug Distribution Class A and B.
Both subjects were arrested and turned over to Massachusetts State Police for prosecution.
“These arrests emphasize the importance of the job CBP officers carry out every day at Logan Airport and throughout New England,” said CBP Boston Director of Field Operations William A. Ferrara. “The border security mission includes keeping dangerous individuals out of our communities as well as from allowing wanted criminals from exiting our country in order to evade the law.”
CBP routinely conducts inspection operations on arriving and departing international flights, arrests an average of 22 wanted persons a day at U.S. ports of entry nationwide and intercepts narcotics, weapons, currency, prohibited agriculture products, and other illicit items. During Fiscal Year 2016, CBP officers across the Boston Field Office conducted more than 250 arrests of individuals wanted for crimes ranging from homicide and assault and battery to sexual assault of a minor and possession of illegal weapons. View the CBP Snapshot to learn more of what CBP achieves ‘On a Typical Day.’
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless 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.