FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport arrested a 27 year old male citizen of Peru for an outstanding warrant issued out of Indianapolis, Indiana for sex offense against a child. The subject was arriving on a flight from Lima, Peru on Wednesday, July 8th.
CBP officers arrested the individual and turned him over to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for extradition to Indianapolis, Indiana. “Our CBP officers remain vigilant in intercepting sex offenders and other dangerous people so they do not harm the American people,” said Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Port Director Jorge Roig. “We are especially proud of our officers’ work with this interception.”
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products or other illicit items, and on average arrests 22 wanted persons a day at U. S. Ports of entry nationwide. While welcoming and processing all legitimate travelers and trade into this country, CBP officers enforce a host of U.S. laws to keep terrorists and other dangerous persons such as fugitives out of our neighborhoods.
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.