SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers identified a female with an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear involving narcotics possession charges in Johnson County, Texas.
Lynn Willocks, 28, a citizen of the United States from Kempner, Texas, was identified after she presented herself for CBP inspection at the Cyril E. King Airport, before boarding an American Airlines flight with final destination to Dallas-Ft. Worth. Law enforcement databases alerted to a warrant issued by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department for a 2011 narcotics related arrest.
“Customs and Border Protection is an agency committed to securing our borders while at the same time cooperating with other law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of U.S. laws”, stated Area Port Director for the United States Virgin Islands Louis Harrigan. “CBP officers will ensure that individuals that have transgressed the criminal justice system and are encountered at our borders are identified.”
Ms. Willocks was arrested upon arrival by the Dallas-Ft. Worth Police. CBP officers detect many individuals wanted by authorities in the continental U.S., upon their arrival to the USVI, or upon their return to the mainland from the USVI.
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.