CBP Arrests Wanted Man at Houston Airport
Intercepted fugitive was ticketed, checked in to travel internationally
HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at George Bush Intercontinental Airport arrested a Guatemalan man who is wanted in Ohio for gross sexual imposition charges, Nov. 4
CBP officers detained Noe Perez Pastor, 25, after he arrived to the Houston airport but minutes before he was able to board an international flight to Guatemala. Officers confirmed that Pastor was the man wanted on charges in Ohio and that the warrant remained active before turning him over to the Houston Police Department.
“We take every opportunity to support our law enforcement partners including intercepting fugitives that we encounter,” said CBP Port Director Shawn Polley. “As a law enforcement agency, our officers are vigilant and trained to detect, identify and intercept dangerous people. In this instance, we were able to apprehend a suspect before he departed the country.”
On a typical day last year, while CBP officers processed over one million travelers arriving at U.S. airports, seaports and land border crossings, they also arrested 75 wanted criminals.
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.
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.