Miami - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPO) from the Miami Office of Field Operations intercepted three subjects who attempted to enter the United States by fraudulent means and two others who were present illegally within the last few days.
One subject at Miami international airport (MIA) attempted to enter by presenting himself as an impostor to a Canadian passport. Another subject at MIA was also an impostor and he presented a photo substituted French passport in order to attempt to enter the United States, both of these subjects were Haitian citizens. CBPO's at Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood international airport intercepted a subject who presented a photo substituted Dominican Republic passport and U.S. non immigrant visa in his attempt to enter the U.S illegally.
CBPO's conducting roving patrols at the Miami seaport encountered a subject who was present in the United Sates without inspection. The Honduran male had crossed the U.S. Mexico border illegally approximately twelve years ago and has a criminal history. Another subject who was attempting to export vehicles was intercepted by CBP trade enforcement officers at Port Everglades and found to have violated the terms of his admission. The Moldovan male overstayed after being released by his original employer.
"Our officers are constantly on alert for any circumstances that are out of the ordinary and their hard work and dedication protect our homeland from all manner of threats" said Harold Woodward, director of field operations in Miami for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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.