Four separate warrants issued for rape, receiving stolen property
HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry here arrested four international travelers with outstanding warrants.
CBP arrested four male U.S. citizens each traveling separately and each wanted in four separate criminal investigations. Two men were sought in rape investigations and two others are wanted in separate stolen property investigations.
“When CBP officers encounter persons wanted by other law enforcement agencies, we take the appropriate law enforcement action,” said Houston CBP Director of Field Operations Judson W. Murdock, II.
At George Bush Intercontinental Airport, July 17, Remigio Tun Pool, 23, was destined for Merida, Mexico when CBP officers arrested him. Tun Pool is wanted in Portland, Oregon for Sex Assault – Rape II. CBP officers turned him over to Houston Police Department for extradition.
The next day, at the airport Jose David Raibstein, 60, was returning to the U.S. from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, when CBP officers arrested him. Raibstein is wanted in St. Tammany, Louisiana for Rape. CBP officers turned Raibstein over to Houston Police Department for extradition.
That same day at the Galveston Seaport, Robert Joseph David Lascelle, 31, was returning to U. S. from Mexico when CBP officers arrested him. Lascelle is wanted in South Greenfield, Missouri for receiving stolen property. CBP officers turned Lascelle over to Galveston Police Department for extradition.
The fourth arrest occurred at Bush Intercontinental, July 19, when CBP officers arrested Jose Antonio Benitez. Benitez, 60, was enroute to San Salvador, El Salvador. Benitez is wanted in New Jersey for possessing stolen property. CBP officers turned Benitez over to Houston Police Department for extradition.
On a typical day in 2014, CBP officers arrested 21 wanted persons per day at U.S. ports of entry around the country. Additional statistical information about a typical day in CBP is available for fiscal year 2014 and previous years.
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.