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CBP in Atlanta Arrests 2 Wanted Fugitives

Release Date: 
December 22, 2009

Atlanta - United States Customs and Border Protection officers at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport arrested two wanted individuals who arrived in Atlanta over the weekend officials announced today.

The arrests were made while CBP officers were conducting routine inspections of arriving international passengers. The first individual, 30-year-old United States citizen Michael Colantuono, arrived from Italy and was wanted for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor out of Virginia.

The second individual, 34-year-old United States citizen Clint Roach, arrived from Nigeria and was wanted for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon out of Texas. After both individuals were identified and the warrants confirmed, they were arrested and turned over to the Atlanta Police Department for extradition.

"While our primary mission is anti-terrorism we are also committed to securing our homeland through the apprehension of wanted criminals entering our society," said Stephen Kremer, CBP area port director in Atlanta. "These arrests demonstrate our officer's vigilance and dedication to securing the homeland and safeguarding our citizens."

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.

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February 9, 2017