Fajardo, P.R. - On April 21, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Antonio Rivera Rodriguez Vieques Airport in Puerto Rico processed a passenger with an outstanding arrest warrant from the Puerto Rico Police Department.
Passenger Felix A. Luis Monell arrived at the Vieques Airport from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. CBP officers ran system checks and discovered that he was wanted by the local authorities. Mr. Luis Monell outstanding warrant was for dangerous drugs.
CBP Officers confirmed with that the arrest warrant was valid and coordinated CBP Air and Marine Unit to transfer the fugitive to the Puerto Rico Police Department.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is responsible of protecting the United States from terrorisms, human and drug smuggling, agricultural pests, and other illegal and dangerous activities. "The use of law enforcement databases and the interviewing techniques of our officers are essential tools used to prevent that entry of those who pose a security threat or are fugitives of the law," said Marcelino Borges, director of Field Operations.
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.