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Boston CBP Officers Arrest Fugitive Wanted for Attempted Murder Fleeing the U.S.

Release Date: 
September 12, 2018

BOSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers assigned to Boston Logan International Airport arrested a passenger with an active warrant for Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery, attempting to board an outbound flight.

On Tuesday, September 11, Victor Mercedes, 24-years-old, was scheduled to depart from Boston Logan Airport to the Dominican Republic.

CBP officers confirmed Mercedes was an exact match to an active National Crime Information Center (NCIC) arrest warrant out of Lynn, Mass., for Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery with a Gun.

CBP officers intercepted and arrested the subject as he attempted to board his flight.

Working in conjunction with the Lynn Police Department, Lynn, Mass., the subject was taken into custody and turned over to the Massachusetts State Police (MSP), for further processing and arraignment.

“Whether entering or departing the United States, our vigilant and highly trained CBP Officers are adept at stopping fugitives from attempting to evade the law,” said CBP Boston Area Port Director Linda Brown. “CBP works closely with our local and national law enforcement partners to intercept these wanted and potentially dangerous individuals.”

Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

CBP routinely conducts inspection operations on arriving and departing international flights, arrests an average of 21 wanted persons a day at U.S. ports of entry nationwide and intercepts narcotics, weapons, currency, prohibited agriculture products, and other illicit items. Every year, CBP officers across the Boston Field Office conduct hundreds of 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.’

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Last modified: 
September 13, 2018