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.
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.
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.