Background investigation revealed active warrant
SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Antonio International Airport arrested a Global Entry applicant on an active arrest warrant when he arrived for his CBP interview as part of the Global Entry process.
The 61-year-old U.S. citizen scheduled an interview at San Antonio’s Global Entry Enrollment Center to become a member of the popular Trusted Traveler Program, Global Entry.
Every trusted traveler applicant undergoes a background check and it was during this check that CBP officers discovered an active arrest warrant for Ricky Harbison for criminal mischief in Beeville, Texas. After CBP officers arrested Harbison, he was turned over to San Antonio Airport Police who will extradite the wanted man.
“There are times, during the course of our duties, that we encounter persons wanted by other law enforcement agencies,” said CBP San Antonio Port Director Lois Hunter. “When those occasions present themselves, we provide the appropriate level of support to our colleagues at the local, state and federal level.”
Global Entry is a voluntary program for pre-approved low-risk international travelers coming into the U.S. allowing members to bypass the traditional CBP inspection process to expedite their processing. CBP has deployed 486 Global Entry kiosks nationwide in 54 airports, including pre-clearance airports in Abu Dhabi, Canada, Ireland and Aruba. More than 1.9 million members have enrolled directly in Global Entry thus far and there are more than 3.1 million enrolled in trusted traveler programs with Global Entry benefits.
U.S. citizens, U.S nationals and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents may apply for Global Entry as well as citizens of certain countries with which CBP has trusted traveler arrangements, including Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, the Republic of Korea, and nowGermany.
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.