Background check revealed active warrant for larceny
HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport arrested a woman applying for access to CBP’s Federal Inspection Services area, Monday.
As a condition of employment with a local contractor, Torri Marie Hood, 22, submitted the required paperwork to the CBP Badging Office in order to obtain access to CBP’s operational area.
When CBP officers conducted the required background screening, it became apparent that Hood is wanted in Brazos County, Texas for larceny. CBP officers notified Houston Police Department about the wanted woman while she waited for her badge.
“As a law enforcement agency it is our duty to take the appropriate action when we encounter wanted persons,” said Houston CBP Director Charles Perez. “In the course of our daily operations, we routinely coordinate with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.”
CBP officers turned Hood was over to Houston Police Department for extradition to Brazos County.
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.