ST. CROIX, US Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers arrested a female with outstanding warrant for check forgery by Virgin Islands authorities.
Jazmin Rivera, 26, a citizen of the United States and resident of St. Croix, was identified after she presented herself for CBP inspection at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, before boarding a flight bound to San Juan, and with final destination to New York.
Law enforcement databases alerted to a limited extradition warrant out of the Virgin Islands for the offense of forgery of checks.
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection is an agency committed to securing our borders while at the same time cooperating with other law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of U.S. laws”, stated Area Port Director for the United States Virgin Islands Louis Harrigan. “CBP officers will ensure that individuals that have transgressed the criminal justice system and are encountered at our borders are identified and detained.”
Virgin Islands Police assumed custody of Ms. Rivera.
CBP officers detect many individuals wanted by authorities in the continental U.S., upon their arrival to the USVI, or upon their return to the mainland from the USVI.
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.