AUSTIN, Texas— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a passenger at the Austin International Airport on an outstanding federal arrest warrant, July 23.
The traveler, a 39-year-old United States citizen, was arriving from Cancun, Mexico when CBP officers arrested her. She was wanted in Joliet, Illinois for larceny.
“If during the course of our duties, we encounter a person wanted by another law enforcement agency, our officers will intercept and arrest that person,” said Austin CBP Port Director Richard Mendez.
CBP officers turned the traveler over to the Austin Police Department for extradition to Joliet, Illinois.
CBP conducts inspection operations on arriving and departing international flights and intercepts wanted persons, illegal narcotics, weapons, unreported currency, prohibited agriculture products, and other illicit items.
On a typical day in 2015, CBP officers arrested 23 wanted persons per day at U.S. ports of entry around the country. Additional information about CBP enforcement activities can be found on our public website, at www.cbp.gov.
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.