Boston CBP Officers Arrest Fugitives Attempting to Flee the U.S.
BOSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers assigned to Boston Logan International Airport arrested two passengers with active warrants for Financial Card Forgery and Conspiracy to Commit Obtaining Property by False Pretense, attempting to board an outbound flight.
On Friday, April 27 two Citizens of Romania, Mr. Lucian Giurgiuveanu, 37-years-old, and Mr. Catalin Puscasu, 35-years-old, were scheduled to depart from Boston Logan Airport to Portugal.
CBP Officers confirmed Giurgiuveanu and Puscasu were exact matches to active National Crime Information Center (NCIC) arrest warrants, with full extradition out of Ashville, North Carolina, for financial and property crimes. In addition to the warrants, Giurgiuveanu and Puscasu also failed to declare currency on a previous outbound departure attempt which resulted in a seizure of nearly $32,000.
CBP Officers intercepted and arrested the subjects as they attempted to board their flight.
Working in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Ashville Police Department, and the Massachusetts State Police (MSP), the subjects were taken into custody and will be extradited to North Carolina to face charges.
“Our vigilant and highly trained CBP Officers are adept at stopping fugitives entering and attempting to depart the United States,” said CBP Boston Area Port Director Clint Lamm. “CBP works closely with our law enforcement partners to intercept these wanted individuals, and ensure they face their criminal charges.”
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 f 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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