JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers in Jacksonville intercepted a wanted man arriving on a cruise ship from the Bahamas last Thursday. The individual had an outstanding warrant out of Orlando for grand theft of an automobile.
CBP officers identified the 44-year-old, a U.S. citizen, after he presented himself for inspection. CBP officers fingerprinted the man to confirm his identity and verified the warrant with the issuing agency. CBP arrested the subject and turned him over to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
“We are very proud of our CBP officers here in Jacksonville who are working hard to keep dangerous individuals off the street,” said Jacksonville Port Director Douglas Straatsma.
CBP on average arrests 22 wanted persons a day at U. S. ports of entry nationwide. Office of Field Operations is the largest component in CBP and is responsible for border security—including antiterrorism, immigration, anti-smuggling, trade compliance, and agriculture protection—while simultaneously facilitating the lawful trade and travel at U.S. ports of entry that is critical to our Nation’s economy.
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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.