PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a King of Prussia, Pa., man at Philadelphia International Airport Wednesday on an arrest warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
CBP officers arrested Richard Warrick, 40, after he arrived on a flight from Jamaica. Warrick was wanted in Philadelphia on the assault charge, and in Camden, N.J., for possession with intent to distribute marijuana/hashish.
CBP officers confirmed the warrants and turned Warrick over to Philadelphia Police officers.
“As the nation’s border security agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection sometimes encounters travelers with outstanding arrest warrants arriving at our ports of entry. CBP works closely with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners to return these fugitives to justice,” said Susan Stranieri, CBP Port Director for the Area Port of Philadelphia.
In addition to arresting fugitives, CBP conducts random inspection operations on inbound and outbound international flights and intercepts dangerous narcotics, currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products and other illicit items. CBP arrests 21 wanted persons a day at U.S. Ports of entry nationwide.
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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.