DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport arrested an international traveler with an active warrant for homicide-negligent manslaughter with a vehicle.
Levance Smith, 37, was returning to the U.S. on a flight from London, Feb. 28, when CBP officers arrested him. Smith, a U.S. citizen, is wanted in Eastland, Texas for his alleged involvement in an October 2013 car accident.
“When we encounter persons wanted by other law enforcement agencies, we verify the warrant and then carryout the appropriate law enforcement action,” said CBP Port Director Cleatus Hunt. “In this instance, we verified that warrant was active and that extradition was approved before placing the individual under arrest.”
CBP officers turned Smith over to DFW Department of Public Safety who will extradite him to Eastland, Texas which is located 96 miles West-Southwest of Fort Worth, Texas.
On a typical day in 2014, CBP officers arrested 21 wanted persons per day at U.S. ports of entry around the country. More information is available about a typical day in CBP in 2014 and previous years.
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.