San Juan, Puerto Rico - US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested late yesterday a wanted burglar who arrived at Isla Grande Airport in San Juan.
Salvador Quinones was a passenger on Seaborne Airlines flight 1297 from St. Thomas, USVI.
Computer systems alerted the CBP Officer of a match to a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) wanted person record for "Burglary to an Unoccupied Dwelling and Grand Theft" from the state of Florida.
"CBP officers are always vigilant of all wanted individuals who try to move freely, trying to elude detection," said Marcelino Borges, Director of Field Operations for Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.
CBP transferred custody of Mr. Quinones to the Puerto Rico Department of Justice extradition office for extradition to Florida.
The Isla Grande Airport, is a small airport in the Miramar ward of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It overlooks the San Juan Bay and is adjacent to the new Puerto Rico Convention Center and the Pan American Cruise Ship Terminal. Isla Grande was Puerto Rico's main international airport until 1954, when the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport was built.
Isla Grande was renamed in honor of United States Air Force Major Fernando Luis Ribas-Dominicci, an F-111 pilot who was killed in action during Operation El Dorado Canyon; the 1986 airstrike of Libya.
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.