PORT FOURCHON, La. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers and CBP Office of Air and Marine (OAM) interdiction agents participated in the arrest in Port Fourchon, La., Wednesday of a subject wanted in New Orleans for 2nd degree murder.
CBP officers, OAM Agents and Greater Lafourche Harbor Police boarded a vessel docked at Port Fourchon, La., and affected an arrest warrant on Evangelisto Ramos, 42, of New Orleans. Ramos was a crewman on board the vessel.
Officers confirmed Ramos’ identity, removed him from the vessel and later turned him over to Lafourche Parish, La., Sheriff’s Office to await extradition to Orleans Parish, La.
“We are pleased to stand by our state and local law enforcement partners to bring an alleged murderer to justice,” said Shawn Polley CBP Area Port Director for the Area Port of New Orleans. “CBP remains ever vigilant in capturing fugitives and helping our partners protect our communities.”
CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products and other illicit items, and on average arrests 22 wanted persons a day at U.S. Ports of Entry nationwide.
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