BOSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Boston Logan International Airport arrested a man on Friday, Dec. 16 who was wanted on a felony arrest warrant.
The 32-year-old man, who arrived on a flight from Kenya, was wanted by Washington State Police on child molestation charges. CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition. CBP officers arrested the man and turned him over to the U.S. Marshals Service and Massachusetts State Police officers for extradition.
“This arrest highlights the successful collaboration with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and our state law enforcement partners to intercept criminals transiting through our ports of entry,” said Clint Lamm, CBP Boston Area Port Director. “CBP officers remain committed to expediting legitimate travel while keeping dangerous individuals out of our communities.”
CBP routinely conducts inspection operations on arriving and departing international flights, arrests an average of 23 wanted persons a day at U.S. ports of entry nationwide and intercepts narcotics, weapons, currency, prohibited agriculture products, and other illicit items. View the CBP Snapshot to learn more of what CBP achieves ‘On a Typical Day.’
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel section to learn rules, tips and advice to help quickly complete their CBP international arrivals inspection. Learn more about how CBP secures our nation's borders at www.CBP.gov.
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.