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CBP in Fort Lauderdale Arrests Wanted Person for Sexual Assault on a Minor

Release Date: 
October 7, 2015

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 U.S. citizen for an outstanding warrant issued for sexual assault on a minor. The passenger was arriving on a flight from Medellin, Colombia on Sept. 28.

Photo of CBP officer inspecting identification

CBP arrests 22 wanted persons a day on average nationwide.

CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant out of Broward County, Florida. The individual was arrested by CBP and turned over to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

“CBP plays a crucial role in intercepting wanted individuals crossing our borders,” said Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Port Director Jorge Roig. “Our CBP officers work extremely well with state and local law enforcement partners to protect the American public from dangerous people and we are very proud of them.”

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.

CBP Office of Field Operations in Florida includes travel and trade facilitation and securing over 1,200 miles of the coastal border. To find out more about U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Florida, visit @CBPFlorida on Twitter.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017