SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers arrested a man Monday with an outstanding warrant for multiple felonies arriving on a flight from Panama into the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.
On Sep. 23, CBP officers arrested Victor Manuel Perez-Aviles, 22, after receiving an arrest warrant issued by the Puerto Rico Superior Court in Caguas for charges related to homicide, weapons violations, aggravated robbery, conspiracy and kidnapping. The local court issued a $1 million dollar bond for his arrest.
“We work with local authorities to arrest individuals seeking to move via the transportation system undetected,” indicated Roberto Vaquero, Assistant Director of Field Operations for Border Security in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
Puerto Rico Police officers took custody of Mr. Perez-Aviles and transported him before the local court.
CBP’s mission is to facilitate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security for those who live here and for those who come to visit. On a typical day last year, CBP officers processed more than 1 million travelers arriving airports, seaports or border crossings.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.