Atlanta - United States Customs and Border Protection officers at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport arrested three men wanted for drug and stalking charges, officials announced on March 10. The arrests were made on Monday while CBP officers were conducting routine inspections of arriving and departing international passengers.
The first individual, 33-year-old United States citizen Matthew Bader, arrived from Saint Lucia. He was wanted by authorities in Georgia on two counts of marijuana possession with intent to distribute and interference with government property.
The second person, 32-year-old United States citizen Kansas Serritt, arrived from Honduras and was wanted by authorities in Georgia for aggravated stalking.
The third man, 38-year-old United States citizen Todd Brown, was wanted by authorities in Florida for drugs charges. He was arrested while trying to depart for Germany.
After all three individuals were identified and the warrants confirmed, they were arrested and turned over to the Atlanta Police Department for extradition. "Arresting wanted fugitives is one of the many jobs CBP officers do to protect our citizens on a daily basis," said Stephen Kremer, area port director in Atlanta. "They take this responsibility seriously."
During fiscal year 2009, more than 9,500 people wanted for a variety of charges, including serious crimes such as murder, rape and child molestation were apprehended at CBP ports of entry
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.