CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at Port Canaveral arrested a United States citizen for an outstanding warrant issued for failure to comply with sexual offender guidelines. The passenger was arriving on a cruise from Mexico on Saturday September 26th.
CBP OFO officers verified the validity of the warrant out of Volusia County, Florida. The subject was arrested by CBP and turned over to Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
“CBP is committed to intercepting sex offenders who try to circumvent the laws. Our CBP officers work extremely well with state and local law enforcement partners to protect the American public from dangerous people,” said Port Canaveral Port Director Jean Anderson.
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products or other illicit items, and on average arrests 22 wanted persons a day at U. S. Ports of entry nationwide. View CBP’s enforcement stats ‘On a Typical Day’ at CBP Snapshot.
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel section to learn rules, tips and advice to help quickly complete their CBP international arrivals inspection.
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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.